On June 14, at the Donate Life America conference in Baltimore, the theme for the Donate Life 2011 Rose Parade float was announced: Seize the Day!

The float, a combination of colorful kites, is designed to inspire people to “seize the day” and register as organ, eye and tissue donors, a sentiment shared by donor families and recipients.  As in previous years, the float will feature floragraphs of deceased donors, honoring the gifts they gave and recipients will ride in the parade.

The Donate Life float’s riders and floragraph honorees represent millions of people touched by organ and tissue donation, including donor families, their deceased loved ones, living donors, transplant recipients and transplant candidates. Riders and floragraph honorees are individually sponsored by official partners, like Lifeline of  Ohio, who support the Donate Life Rose Parade float financially with the hope that their stories will inspire viewers to register as organ and tissue donors. The Donate Life float in the Rose Parade is the largest public celebration of organ and tissue donation in the country!

Learn more about the float here.