Why is National Donate Life Month important?
Despite the overwhelming support for organ donation in America, many adults are still not registered as organ donors.
National Donate Life Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor and to educate people about the process. There are many common myths about organ donation that prevent adults from registering as organ and tissue donors, including misconceptions about donor health, religious restrictions and patient care. The events held during National Donate Life Month help organizations like Gift of Life Michigan reach more people and explain how the organ donation process and donor registry actually work.
In addition, National Donate Life Month is a time to honor organ donors who have changed lives with their gift(s). Gift of Life Michigan and its counterparts work hard to celebrate organ donors and support donor families every day, but April can also be a special time for reflection.
Help Spread the Message
Volunteers are needed!
If you’re interested in getting involved and volunteering in Michigan, Gift of Life Michigan has many volunteering opportunities for both individuals and groups, as well as partnership opportunities for organizations.