This simultaneous flag raising across the country provides an opportunity for all donation and transplantation partners to come together to:
- Honor deceased donors/donor families and living donors.
- Experiential way to raise awareness of activities honoring donors at hospitals.
- Inspire others to register as a donor.
Why April 18 at 9:08 a.m.?
Donate Life America included a Donate Life flag raising day on April 18, as part of the National Blue & Green Spirit Week. The 9:08 time symbolizes: (1) A new name is added to the wait list every 9 minutes; and (2) 1 organ donor can 8 eight lives.