1,214 people are waiting in Connecticut

123,926 people are waiting for an organ

Organ Donation

Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person.  Organ donation can occur with:

  • a deceased donor, who can give kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, intestinal organs

  • a living donor, who can give a kidney, or a portion of the liver, lung, intestine, or pancreas

Cornea Donation

Cornea donation is necessary for the preservation and restoration of sight. That's because the cornea is the clear dome-like window covering the front of the eye that allows the light to pass through to the retina, which enables us to see.

When consent for donation is given, corneas must be surgically removed from a deceased donor within twelve hours of their death. Very few conditions exclude people from cornea donation.

Tissue Donation

Donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients, and even save lives.

Most tissues are donated after death by people who previously committed to donation. Unlike organs, tissues can be donated up to 24 hours after a person's heart has stopped beating.





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2020 Dancing for Donations Gala
6th Annual Donate Life Gala!
Friday, March 13, 2020
6:30 PM - Midnight
Aria Banquet Facility
Prospect, CT
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 Transplant Games of America

 July 17-22, 2020

The Transplant Games of America will be held at The Meadowlands in New Jersey!  This is the first time the games have been this close to Connecticut.  

Click HERE for more information to join Team Liberty and participate at the games.

Click HERE for more information to volunteer at the Transplant Games of America.

Donate Life Connecticut's Curriculum Project 


Help get the word out! Do you know a Connecticut teacher in grades 6th-12th? Donate Life Connecticut wants you to help us get the word out. 




Donate Life Connecticut has a FREE 11 day curriculum designed for 6th-12th grades in science and health related courses. This curriculum includes group activities, videos, is connected to the NGSS standards and continues our mission to bring awareness to organ donation and transplantation. 

Please email Melanie at donatelifect@gmail.com if you are interested in contacting a local CT school district about Donate Life Connecticut's FREE 11 Day education curriculum. 


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Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom Presentations

Hamden Middle School

2/7/2020 & 2/14/2020

DLC has a wonderful opportunity to present to students at Hamden Middle School on 2/7 and 2/14.  Classes begin at 8:00 AM and finish at 1:40 PM.  There is a short break from 11:27-11:47.  We are looking for volunteers to come in and speak about their personal connection to organ & tissue donation. Thank you in advance.

Please Click Here to sign up.

In keeping with our mission to educate and raise awareness about organ donation, Donate Life Connecticut has launched a television media campaign. Please enjoy the informative videos below.

Heather Thomson, founder and CCO of Yummie by Heather Thomson, is a valued advocate for the American Liver Foundation. Thomson personally experienced the impact when her son Jax, at 3 months old, was diagnosed with biliary artesia.

Center for Living Organ Donors - Finding a Donor

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center


This volunteer-based coalition believes that working together with a common voice is the best way to reach the goal of increasing the donor registry, which will inevitably impact the number of transplants that give new life and hope to people suffering from fatal illness or life threatening injury.


Donate Life Connecticut is dedicated to the purpose of public education and awareness for all Connecticut residents concerning the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation and increasing the number of registered donors.

95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54% are registered.
Help increase that statistic.

Wife Saves Husband's Life by Donating Liver

Information provided by Donate Life America


Danny Deitz: Doctors said his heart condition was genetic and the only remedy was a heart transplant. His hopes of playing football or any contact sport again were crushed.

Video Compliments of FOX 61

Volunteer Summit

Connecticut Hospital Association

3/21/2020 9 AM-12 PM

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Organ donors are needed. Should you be an organ donor?

View the videos below which are part of a special series by WTNH 8 Jocelyn Maminta who speaks with Dr. David Mulligan of Yale School of Medicine regarding organ donation.

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