Organ donation is a simple, beautiful way to leave a priceless gift for those who are seriously ill or dying. Someone’s mother, father, son or daughter.
Although it’s not something people like to talk about, we are all going to die. The question is, can we make our death count? We can! Just one organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people.
Given that it’s Donate Life Week, here are some of my own tagline ideas for Organ Donation
These three taglines utilise the literary device of alliteration.
This tagline is in the same vein as The Organ and Tissue Authority’s: Discover. Decide. Discuss.
I’ve thrown in a rhymer for good measure. In general, these are ideal if you want your tagline to appeal to children and adults alike. Rhyme is also a great literary device for boosting memorability.
The focus of this tagline is help and hope.
Organ Donation taglines I’ve seen in the wild
On the Donate Life website they explain the process of deciding to become an organ donor in the following way:
‘Discover, decide, discuss,’ is a great use of triple alliteration. It breaks down a potentially complicated message into a simple, digestible one. (Whether you’re selling an idea, a brand, book, blog, product or service, you must distill your main messages into catchy, memorable phrases.)
Look at Transplant Australia’s sensational logo and tagline
Transplant Australia’s logo is unique, creative and clever. The letter ‘a’ slips down below the line, slowly transplanting itself into the word ‘Australia’.
The tagline, Make the most of life has several layers. In the organ donation sense, it tells us we can make the most of our own lives by donating, while the recipients can make the most of their lives by flourishing. It also delivers the traditional message that we all need to live life to the fullest, organ recipient or not.
I hope you enjoyed my organ donation taglines and slogans. If you have any comments, please fire away on the Slogan Creator Facebook page.
If you’d like to register your decision to donate, you can do so online, or visit your local Medicare office and complete a registration form. If you’re not sure whether you’d like to register for organ donation, please consider the following:
- Almost all religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of compassion and generosity.
- You are never too young or too old to become an organ donor.
- You don’t have to be in perfect health. People who smoke, drink or don’t have a healthy diet can still donate.
- Organ donation is specialised surgery that does not disfigure the body.
Another important point to consider is this. If you would accept an organ transplant to save your own life or the life of someone you love, then it stands to reason you should register to donate your own.
Sadly, even if you need an organ, there’s no guarantee you’ll get one. There are more than 1600 people on transplant waiting lists at any one time. Some will die waiting for a transplant. This can change if more people register for organ donation and tell their families of their wishes. The two go hand in hand. Here’s why.
If you’re in a serious accident tomorrow, taken to hospital, and you’re going to die; if your family don’t know your wishes they can override your decision, regardless of the fact that you’ve registered. So as a community, let’s decide and discuss. Your end can be someone else’s beautiful beginning.