CHA News

Donate Life Month Shines a Light on Organ Donation

For volunteer & public relations staff

This post has been archived and contains information that may be out of date.

Established in 2003 and observed each April, National Donate Life Month is a time designed to draw attention to organ donation and motivate individuals to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. 

Due to the pandemic, there will be no public-facing events again this year, but online observances will honor donors, recipients, and their families and caregivers as well as recognize the clinical teams continuing their work during this time. The public is encouraged to wear blue and green on April 16 — Blue & Green Day — and to engage in sharing the Donate Life message. 

Anyone — regardless of age, ethnicity, or medical history — can register as a donor and help save the life of one of the over 21,000 people on California’s organ transplant waiting list. One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and heal countless others with tissue donation.