The holidays are almost here, making it the time of year where we give thanks. One group in particular,
Donate Life Vermont, is giving thanks to registered organ and tissue donors in Vermont with an
exclusive Black Friday deal. It’s just their way of saying “Thanks for making the decision to give the gift of
life!” Donate Life Vermont is calling this: Thanks4Giving!
This year, the Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop on Church Street in downtown Burlington has partnered with
Donate Life Vermont to bring a special deal available only to registered organ and tissue donors in
Vermont on Black Friday:
Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop – Buy one Small Scoop, get one FREE! (Click this link.)
But Thanks4Giving isn’t just about rewarding currently registered organ donors in Vermont; it is also
about inspiring new ones during the giving season. Right now, the need for registered organ donors in
Vermont has never been greater.
Every day, 18 patients on the transplant waiting list pass away due to lack of available organs for
transplant. Everyone who chooses to donate life gives those on the waiting list hope to keep fighting
on. Right now, over 116,000 people across the nation are waiting for a potentially lifesaving transplant,
with just under 200 of those representing people from Vermont who are in need. This number keeps
increasing because the supply of organ donors does not meet the demand. The people waiting for these
transplants are made of up mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and
friends. Your decision to donate can take less than 5 minutes, and just 1 donor can save up to 8 lives.
If you want to make the decision to give the gift of hope and claim this deal on Black Friday and spread
hope this holiday season, you can register online at www.donatelifevt.org. Your gift will help you receive
a gift in another form, that why it’s Thanks4Giving!