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 to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Get Involved: Sign Up Now!
Join us this April to register Arizonans and spread the word about donation! Do you own a business, belong to a community group or work closely with an organization, and want to promote donation? Sign them up below by March 1!
CLOSED: Request T-Shirts for your Team
Are you all signed up and ready to support donation this April? Click the button below to request T-shirts for your Donate Life Month team! Deadline: Feb. 17
CLOSED: Request Leadership Poster
Does your leadership want a custom poster to display at your organization supporting organ, eye and tissue donation? Request below by March 1!
Calendar of Events
Donate Life Living Donor Day is a celebration during National Donate Life Month that honors living organ and tissue donors for saving and healing lives! In 2021, more than 6,500 people made the decision to give one of their kidneys or a part of their liver to someone waiting for a second chance at life.
Others gave the healing gift of birth tissue. Birth tissue includes tissues such as placenta and amniotic membrane. Grafts derived from birth tissue promote natural wound healing.
Thank you to all living donors for your remarkable generosity! Click here to learn more about living donation.
Show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation by raising the Donate Life flag in unison with hospitals, health care organizations and community partners across the state and nation.
To purchase a flag, visit the Donate Life America store.
Take a photo or video of your Donate Life flag and share it with us through the form below. Even if you’re participating from home, we’d love to see your flag photos!
National Blue & Green Day is time to let your Donate Life pride shine!
Participate by wearing blue and green; decorating your home, yard, car or work area; baking blue and green treats; and more. We love seeing your creativity!
Submit your photos with us by filling out the form below!
National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day designed to help raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for end-of-life healthcare decisions. The day of observance exists to inspire, educate and encourage people to express their wishes for their advance directives. Join the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry in thinking and talking about what’s important to you, to help you and those closest to you prepare for future healthcare decisions.
Visit https://azhdr.org/national-healthcare-decisions-day to get set up for your future!
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 Transplant Week, clinical partners share patient stories; donor families whose children have saved and healed lives through organ, eye and tissue donation are honored; and recipient families share their thanks and milestone celebrations.
Donor Remembrance Day is a day in which we all come together to honor and celebrate our Donor Heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation. Together we “plant” virtual forget-me-not flowers to symbolize that these heroes and their gifts will always be remembered.
To submit a flower in the Donor Hero Remembrance Garden, click here. Submissions will open again in April 2023.
WIn Arizona D-backs Tickets!
Can your organization register the most new organ, eye and tissue donors this April? If so, you may be in the running for tickets to the Arizona Diamondbacks “Donate Life Day at the D-backs” game on Sunday, July 30 at 1:10 p.m.!
A new registration means it is someone’s first time registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Registrations will be tracked throughout the month, and winners will be announced in May 2023.
Use the resources below to reach out in your community and encourage organ, eye and tissue donor registration.
Donate Life Arizona Logo
Download the Donate Life Arizona logo to advertise Donate Life Month.
Done Vida Arizona Logo
Reaching a Spanish-speaking audience? Use the Done Vida Arizona logo!
Click the following items to download:
Download this social media kit for sample text, graphics and personal donation stories. Then post on social media to show your support of Donate Life Month!