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National Donate Life Month

Observed each April, National Donate Life Month encourages Americans to register as organ donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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National Donate Life Month is a special time to celebrate the power of organ and tissue donation, honor our heroic donors and donor families and spread awareness of our life-saving mission. There are lots of ways to get involved both in person and virtually. Join us today and help save lives.

Ways to Get Involved:

There are many ways you can help to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

  • Share the power of organ donation on social media!
    • Download and share sample social media posts
    • Download and share 15 and 30-second videos highlighting transplant recipients and generous donor families.
    • Tag @donors1: Share your unique donation/transplant story with the world and make sure to tag @donors1 so we can like and reshare your story!
    • Access additional social media resources and downloadable graphics from Donate Life America!
  • Share Gift of Life’s Social Media Posts
    • Throughout this time, Gift of Life will be sharing resources and articles tailored for the donation and transplant community. Please use our posts as resources to remain informed and share with your family and friends on your own social media. Links to our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Take Part in the 27th Annual Gift of Life Donor Dash!
  • Put out your Gift of Life lawn sign and share a pic!
    • Have a Gift of Life lawn sign? Put it in front of your house to raise awareness and post a picture with it. Tell us what donation means to you and tag @donors1.
  • Participate in National Blue & Green Day on April 12!
    • During National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green and to engage in sharing the Donate Life message and promoting the importance of organ and tissue donor awareness.  Dress up in your favorite blue and green gear and share your photos using #BlueGreenDay.  We will be looking for the most creative photos to share throughout the day, so don’t forget to tag @donors1! Click here to learn more on Blue & Green Day and access downloadable resources from Donate Life America.
  • Register as an organ donor!

Featured Story

Each day in the U.S., 17 people die waiting for the precious gift of an organ. The kidney is the organ needed most with 90,000 waiting for a life-saving transplant. For those on the kidney waitlist, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions, including a regimen of dialysis that sustains life but can be exhausting and painful. Learn the stories of waitlist patients.