Each April, Donate Life America (DLA) leads National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance focusing national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. NDLM is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring both deceased and living donors, and celebrating the lives they saved. It is the generosity of donors and their families that makes saving lives through transplantation possible.

More than 8,500 New Yorkers are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. By registering as an eye, organ and tissue donor, you can join the 170-plus million people who have registered to be a donor and help others at the end of their life. 

Garnet Health encourages you to visit the Donate Life New York website, which offers these simple ways you can help spread the word about organ donation:

You can also show your support by participating in one of the following events taking place throughout the month:

Garnet Health staff celebrate the lives saved through organ donation and honors the families who grieve for their loved ones as we thank them for their selfless decision to be an organ donor. We hope these ideas inspire you to learn more, share stories and register yourself and your family members as organ donors today. To get started, register here