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How You Can Help


Make the commitment
Decide to be an organ and tissue donor.

Sign up on your state's donor registry.

Your decision to be a donor may help to save or enhance over 50 lives.

Find your state donor registry


Inform others
Don't keep your decision a secret.

Share the news
Tell your family and friends about your decision. Share information with them when they have questions.

 Speak up
Talk about donation at every opportunity.

Together we can make a difference.


Be involved. There are many opportunities available to help promote donation in your community, workplace and place of worship.

Workplace Partnership for Life
The Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) is a national initiative that unites the federal government with the organ donation community and businesses, organizations, and associations committed to spreading the word on the importance of donor registration. Workplace Partners have helped register more than 580,000 new donors in the U.S. Their shared goal is promoting a "donation-friendly America" by fostering donation education and creating opportunities for individuals to sign up to save lives through organ and tissue donation.

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Join the Campus Challenge
A campaign that brings together local organ and tissue donation organizations and colleges, universities, and other post-secondary campuses to help save lives. Become a Campus Challenge Partner and help spread the word on the critical need for organ and tissue donors. Get Involved.

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Join the WPFL Hospital Campaign
A campaign that unites local organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations together with hospitals, health care organizations, medical associations, and their communities to help save lives through transplantation by increasing enrollment in state donor registries. Become a Hospital Campaign Partner and help spread the word on the critical need for organ and tissue donors. Sign up to participate in the campaign and let others know how they can sign up to "let life bloom."

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“When I was at my sickest, I felt there was no hope left for me. Now I provide hope to those who are waiting for the gift of life”

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Image of Mireya Vallina who is a kidney recipient


> National Events: Visit this page for information and dates of national events and nationally designated months and days when activities related to transplantation and donation take place.

> Organ Procurement Organizations: For volunteer opportunities, such as public outreach, contact your local organ procurement organization (OPO). OPOs coordinate activities related to organ donation in designated service areas.

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