Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States dedicated to saving and healing lives through increased organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life America, with the help of its corporate partners, is committed to spreading the word about the importance of being a registered donor so that others may live. Our vision is a nation that embraces organ, eye and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors. Learn more about Donate Life America at www.DonateLife.net.
April is National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants as well as the donors who save and heal lives. There are a wide variety of events and organizations promoting donation throughout the month. The American Hospital Association and Donate Life America want to thank all of our hospital partners and their staff for the vital role they play in donation and transplantation. Hospitals not only facilitate the medical procedures, but are a trusted source of information about donation and state donor registries.
Currently, more than 120,000 patients are waiting for an organ transplant. Each year more than 28,000 of them begin new lives after receiving their transplant. Sadly, an average of 18 people die a day before getting their second chance due to a lack of available organs. Please help us celebrate National Donate Life Month by installing a specially designed web banner on your hospital’s intranet to let your staff know we appreciate their contributions and remind them of the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. The web banners are available for download at http://donatelife.net/hospitals/.
HRSA Organ Donor Campaign
The American Hospital Association has signed on as a partner to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) campaign, a donor registration campaign.
As a national partner, AHA is sharing information and encouraging hospitals across the country to join in this important effort and help increase donor registration within their facilities and local communities. Hospitals and health systems have the unique ability to educate patients, visitors, members of the community, and their own staff and caregivers about the importance of signing up to become an organ and tissue donor.
WPFL is a national initiative that joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the donation community to spread the word about the importance of organ, eye, tissue, blood and bone marrow donation and to encourage the American public to register as donors.
HRSA Campaign Materials
Visit www.organdonor.gov to learn more about this campaign, sign up to be a hospital partner or to download additional materials.