About Us

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. 

DLA manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation. 

Founded as the Coalition on Donation in 1992 by the donation and transplantation community, Donate Life America changed its name in 2006 in response to extensive research and the desire to align the organization with the Donate Life brand. Over the past 28 years, Donate Life America and the Donate Life Community have registered 165 Million organ, eye and tissue donors in the United States.

Financial Stewardship

Donate Life America is able to perform its vital work with revenue from three main funding sources:

  • Contributions from individuals, corporate partners and education assessment supporters
  • Revenues from the product sales and services to the donation community 
  • License fees and event registration fees

FY 2019 Operating Expenses

  • Total Mission Spending (90%)
  • Total Supporting Services (10%)

Donate Life America is proud to report that 90 percent of dollars spent in this fiscal year went directly to support our mission.

FY2019 Form 990

FY2019 Financial Statements

Total Operating Expenses: $2,162,315

Mission spending includes:

  • Education programs
  • Campaign materials
  • National Donate Life Registry
  • National meetings and conferences
  • Web & technology

Supporting services include:

  • Management & general
  • Fundraising expenses

What do financial contributions make possible?

  • Educating the public on the importance of registering as a donor and sharing that decision with family. In 2019, 40,000 lifesaving organ transplants were performed as a direct result of Donate Life America’s efforts.
  • Management and promotion of the Donate Life brand – the national symbol for the cause of organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • Management of the mobile-friendly National Donate Life Registry, RegisterMe.org.
  • Educating the public on living donation.
  • Partnering with technology leaders to bring donation registration to smart phones.
  • Development and implementation of national marketing campaigns to educate the public on organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • Research on public attitudes towards donation to inform education initiatives.
  • Development of promotional materials, brochures, posters and social media graphics used to educate the public on donation.
  • Management of the Donate Life America social media platforms.
  • Management and growth of our website, DonateLife.net.

Donate Life America, as a tax-exempt non-profit organization, annually files a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service to provide information to the public on the organization’s finances, public support, and activities.

DLA’s tax identification number is 54-1626038.

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