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National Donate Life Month

April 1 April 30

An entire month honoring those who saved lives through the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Each year during the month of April, Donate Life New York State (NYS) celebrates National Donate Life Month, raising awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye, and tissue donors, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. Throughout the month, we join donation advocates across the nation to remind the public that we all have the power to save lives by registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. We also focus efforts on raising critical funds to continue helping those in need of lifesaving transplants

2023 Donate Life Month Theme: Make A Splash!

The theme of 2023’s Donate Life Month, “Make a Splash,” was inspired by the natural world of a pond coming to life in the spring. Frogs and toads are a sign of healing and renewal, and water lilies represent hope. The lily pads we see on the surface of a pond are part of a much larger plant rooted below the water. The water lily plant reminds us of the support and collaboration needed for hope to bloom.

As a friend and supporter of Donate Life NYS, you play a significant role in our interconnected effort to save lives by making the community aware of the opportunity to “hop to it” and register their decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. On behalf of New York’s donation and transplant community, we thank you for the lifesaving work you do every day!

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Blue & Green Day Photo Contest – April 14 through April 16, 2023

  1. Photo Submission Period: Friday April 14, 2023 through Sunday April 16, 2023
    All photos must be posted by 11:59 p.m. ET. on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Please make sure to submit original photos – no collages, borders, or filters.
    Visit Donate Life NYS’ Facebook page and add your best blue & green photo in the comments of the pinned post.
    Categories include:
    • Adults & Families
    • Clinical Partners
    • DMV
    • Food & Art
    • Groups and Communities
    • Home & Garden
    • Kids & Teens
    • Pets
  2. Voting Period: Community Choice Award
    Vote by liking your favorite photos submitted for the contest until Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. The photo with the most likes will be the Community Choice Award winner and receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
  3. Top Five Photos to National Photo Contest
    The five photos with the most likes will be summited to the national photo contest held by Donate Life America for a chance to win a $100 gift card!
Blue & Green Day Photo Contest Flyer – Click the image for a downloadable/printable PDF