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National Donor Day

Sharing the message of donation is a small step anyone can take to help save and heal lives. National Donor Day is an entire day dedicated to doing just that! Join us on February 14th to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.

What is National Donor Day?

February 14th, National Donor Day is dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. Sharing the message of donation is a small step anyone can take to help save and heal lives.  

Started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and many nonprofit health organizations, National Donor Day celebrates all types of donation: organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets and marrow. This is also a day to recognize those who have given or received the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, those waiting for a transplant, and those who passed away while waiting for a lifesaving transplant. 

Celebrating National Donor Day 

The easiest way to get involved is to share a message on social media and encourage others to register as donors. If you have a connection to donation – that you’re comfortable sharing – let others know about your experience. You can include the DonateLife images or share these Valentines Cards from Donate Life America. Remember to include #NationalDonorDay in your post. 

Donor families can honor a loved ones memory in a number of ways on National Donor Day. Visit our Legacy Opportunities page to learn about participation in the Healing Garden, Gallery of Hope, Donor Family Quilt, and more.