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 donation, encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Make a Splash for Donate Life Month!

For National Donate Life Month (NDLM) 2023, Donate Life America was inspired by the natural world of a pond coming to life in the spring. Frogs (and toads!) are a sign of healing and renewal, and water lilies represent hope. The lily pads we see on the surface of a pond are part of a much larger plant rooted below the water. The water lily plant reminds us of the support and collaboration needed for hope to bloom. 

This National Donate Life Month, we ask you to be a part of this interconnected life-sustaining community by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor; becoming educated about living donation; and championing the Donate Life cause.

Please join us in your local community and on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and to help us honor donors, recipients, and their families and caregivers. We will also be recognizing the clinical teams continuing their dedicated work during this time to help honor the gift of donation and save the lives of those waiting for a second chance at life.

We wish you a Happy National Donate Life Month. Thank you for your efforts in promoting organ, eye and tissue donation and the importance of registering your decision.


Important Organ Donation Awareness Days

Donate Life Living Donor Day is April 5, 2023

Blue & Green Spirit Week starts April 8, 2023

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day is Friday, April 14, 2023

National Pediatric Transplant Week is April 23-29, 2023



Shop available items to celebrate National Donate Life Month on the Donate Life Store.


  • Donation and Transplantation FAQs — EnglishSpanish
  • Donation and Transplantation Statistics — coming soon!

PRINTABLE MATERIALS — formatted to print on 8.5×11 paper


Use hashtags #DonateLifeMonth #MakeASplash and #DonateLife throughout the month of April!


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