Welcome Sign Goes Blue & Green to Support Organ Donation

Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft and representatives from the Nevada Donor Network turned the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign blue and green this morning in support of National Donate Life Month and Blue and Green Day to encourage residents to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

“More than 100,000 Americans including almost 600 of our fellow Nevadans are waiting for an organ transplant, and the need grows every day,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “But we all have the power to help transform a life. One organ, eye, and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 people, which is why we encourage everyone to consider becoming a donor today.”

Nevada Donor Network is a nonprofit organ procurement organization committed to maximizing the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation.

Established in 1987, Nevada Donor Network serves more than 3 million people in the state of Nevada and 100,000 potential transplant recipients across the country. The organization works with hospital staff and community partners to promote research and provide a strong support network to courageous donor families who’ve turned loss into hope. For more information, please visit www.nvdonor.org.

The commissioner and representatives from the Nevada Donor Network turned on blue and green light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign today. The light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.