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YNHHS to hold Donate Life Month events

Please join YNHHS to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April. The month-long celebration showcases perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation. 

Each April, YNHHS focuses attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering to be an organ and tissue donor and learning more about living donation. 

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center is one of the nation’s top transplant programs, offering adult and pediatric liver, kidney and heart transplantation. The center is also fortunate to have experienced surgeons with expertise in performing liver and kidney transplants from living donors. 

During National Donate Life Month, the Transplantation Center is hosting these events: 

  • Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 24, 8 am - 2 pm: Organ donation awareness and education table, York Street Campus East Pavilion Cafeteria entrance. 
  • Tuesday, April 9, noon - 1 pm: Health Resources and Services Administration award ceremony, YSC EP Special Events area (light refreshments), followed by Donate Life flag-raising at YSC entrance flag pole, weather permitting. 
  • Wednesday April 10 and Tuesday, April 23, 11 am - 2 pm: Organ donation awareness and education table, Saint Raphael Campus All Spice Café entrance. 
  • Friday, April 12: National Donate Life Wear Blue and Green Day to support organ donation awareness. Photo of staff in blue and green at 1:30 pm under the Tree of Life at the Transplantation and Liver Unit (WP 9).
  • Thursday, April 25, noon - 1 pm: Yale New Haven Transplantation Center education presentation, “Saving Lives through Organ Donation,” 55 Park St. auditorium 
  • Tuesday, April 30, 6 - 8 pm: Heart and Vascular Center Celebration of Life for patients, families, staff; 55 Park St. auditorium 
  • Saturday, April 27, 10 am: 6th Annual Blue and Green Walk, 21 Griffin Rd., Windsor. Presented by New England Donor Services. Register at

You can help save lives

More than 110,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. More than 145.5 million people, approximately 58 percent of the U.S. adult population, are registered organ, eye and tissue donors. To register to be an organ donor:

  • Visit Donate Life New England to register online if you are a New England resident; or visit Donate Life America.
  • Express your wish to become a donor when you receive or renew your driver’s license at the DMV.