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National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Observed in April each year, National Donate Life Month helps raise awareness about

Walgreens in-store Registration Events

Since 2014, Donate Life America and Walgreens have partnered together to increase awareness and bring education about the importance of registering to be an organ donor. To date, there have

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

NMDAM is a collaborative effort by the National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Multicultural Action Group (NMAG) to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye and tissue donation.

Race, Ethnicity & Donation

Transplants can be successful regardless of the ethnicity of the donor and recipient. However, the chance of longer-term survival may be greater if the donor and recipient are closely matched

Dawn, heart recipient

Dawn’s proudest accomplishment is becoming the first person in the world to run a full marathon within one year of transplant.

April is National Donate Life Month

Each April, Donate Life America (DLA) leads National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance focusing national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Donate Life Education Assessment

Since 1994, the Donate Life Education Assessment has funded a large portion of all Donate Life America programs and activities. It is an opportunity for all members of the donation


Get answers to your questions about organ, eye and tissue donation and the LGBTQ+ Community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about organ, eye and tissue donation. Who can be a donor? People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors. Your medical

Organ Donation and Religion

In the United States, there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Giving the gift of life is a very personal decision, one factor that might

Story Sharing Tips

Whether you are sending an email, presenting to your faith group, or having a conversation with someone in line at the grocery store, your personal experience can be the most

Our Work In Action

Read about Donate Life America’s financial stewardship and successes in donor designation, donation education and public promotion activities. Annual Reports 2022 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019

Sharing A Story About Organ Donation

We recognize that the media has a role as one of the most visible sources of organ donation information in the country. Here are key messages and information to help

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day is part of Donate Life America’s National Donate Life Month — observed in April each year. During National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear

National Pediatric Transplant Week

National Pediatric Transplant Week takes place the last full week of National Donate Life Month in April. It focuses on the powerful message of ending the pediatric transplant waiting list. Throughout Pediatric

About the Donate Life Brand

The Brand for the Cause The Donate Life logo serves as the national symbol for the cause of organ, eye and tissue donation and links the call to action to become

Mission and Vision

Over the past 30 years, Donate Life America  has driven efforts to increase organ, eye and tissue donation – both publicly and within the professional donation and transplantation community. Through

Jessica, tissue recipient

Donor tissue made it possible for Jessica to come back stronger than before. She has a new appreciation for her mobility, and she has added regular weightlifting to her workout routine to help keep her legs in great shape.

Paster Jum, advocate

Living near a hospital in his native country of Burma, Pastor Jum remembers health professionals venturing into the streets to ask for blood donations for patients undergoing surgery and treatment inside the hospital.

Renee, heart recipient

Renee is a Native American woman from the Pueblo of the San Ildefonso Tribe in New Mexico. She was a 40-year-old wife and mother of two young girls, working fulltime and physically active, when she suddenly became very ill.

Christopher, heart recipient

Christopher had restrictive cardiomyopathy. His heart was enlarged and unable to function properly. Without a heart transplant, Christopher would have only 12 months to live.

Lukas, deceased donor & Nikki, donor mom

Lukas had been only 8 years old when he announced to his family that he wanted to sign up to be an organ donor. And, he did. Not long after he turned 15 ½, Lukas applied for his temporary driver’s license and checked the box to join his state’s organ, eye and tissue donor registry.

Zahra, heart recipient

A vibrant and active high school student, Zahra’s world was turned upside down when her health suddenly began failing, leaving her hospitalized and in dire need of a new heart.

Patrice, cornea recipient

Cornea recipient Patrice first began experiencing trouble with her eyesight during the summer after first grade.

Sabrina, living kidney donor

My kidney donation and my father’s transplant have brought me to realize how precious and beautiful it is to be alive,” acknowledges Sabrina. With her family’s support and guidance, Sabrina is now studying to become a pharmacy technician so that she can continue to help others.

Dot, lung recipient

“Because of this transplant, I live,” said Dot. “This gift has given me another day with my family, with my friends, with this world. I have been given time, and my passion is to tell everyone about my donor — my hero. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank my donor and God for making that possible.”