February 14 is National Donor Day

Gifting life is the ultimate act of love. Observed every year on February 14, also known as Valentines Day, National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its partner, the United Auto Workers, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

By educating and sharing the Donate Life message, we can each take small steps every day to help save and heal more lives and honor the donor’s legacy of generosity and compassion. National Donor Day is a time to focus on all types of donations—organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets, and marrow. Join us by participating in local events, sharing social media messages, and encouraging others to register as donors.

National Donor Day is also a day to recognize those who have given and received the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and those who died waiting because an organ was not donated in time.

How to get involved:

Educate yourself and others about registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor or contributing to the Donate Life America cause. Learn more by clicking here.

The Donate Life America Tribute Wall is one way to honor loved ones on National Donor Day. You can also read through our Stories of Hope, inspiring organ, eye and tissue donor and recipient stories.

Explore more things you can do to support Donate Life America and advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation every day of the year.

Learn more at Donate Life America or Donate Life South Dakota.