202 Visual Arts Contest Winner - Skyler Cassidy

More than 100,00 people are waiting for an organ

More than 1,000 people are waiting in Connecticut





Donate Life Connecticut and New England Donor Services are excited to announce the 4th Annual Employer Recognition Award Program. If your employer or workplace helped you during your donation or transplant journey, you can nominate them for this award. For those interested in nominating their workplace please either submit your nomination here or fill out one of these forms:


We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for participating in this award program. A Donate Life Award will be presented to the
workplaces that qualify. 

Volunteer Opportunities

3rd Anual Empolyer Recognition Award Ceremony

West Haven Driving School

Guest Speaker



The DLC team is scheduled to present to a driving school in West Haven on Saturdays from 10:00-10:30. Volunteers will share their stories in-person with a small group of students at the driving school facility where all COVID-19 safety protocols are in place. Please contact the DLC team here if you are interested. 

To make a donation thru PayPal, our secure donation platform, please click the button below:

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


As many of you know we had to cancel all of our major fundraisers for 2020 due to COVID-19.  We have had a number of people ask about how they can help us during this global crisis.  The most convenient way for you would be to make a direct contribution to our organization.  It is 100% tax-deductible and goes directly to help DLC continue to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation while we all follow social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines as the state begins to reopen. 

Please consider making a contribution to DLC or perhaps consider donating unused tickets to one of our canceled events.  We appreciate your support during this difficult time.   THANK YOU!


Click BELOW to make a financial contribution to our COVID response fund.  

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If you already use Amazon Smile, there is a change when using the Amazon app on your phone. If you would like to designate Donate Life Connecticut as you are shopping on the Amazon app using your phone or iPad, you will need to resubmit your charitable organization. Simply click the menu button (three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen) to resubmit DLC as your charitable organization.  
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Donate Life Connecticut's Curriculum Project 

Volunteer by helping DLC reach out to schools. 

We are available to schedule virtual guest speakers and have a FREE in-school or virtual curriculum designed for 6th-12th grades in science and health-related courses. During this complex time, Donate Life Connecticut wants to provide user-friendly resources to schools and educate students about the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 

Click here to view the DLC curriculum in its entirety or 

contact the DLC team here if you would like to volunteer and help with the education project.


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. 



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.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Donate Life CT has had to cancel our largest fundraising events of the year. During this challenging time for all non-profits, we ask that you consider donating to our Donate Life CT COVID Response Fund. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Erica Grossman High School Visual Arts Contest

This year marks Donate Life Connecticut's 

31st Annual Erica Grossman High School Visual Arts Contest. Since 1990, tens of thousands of high school students have participated in DLC's annual visual arts contest, and we are inviting you to showcase the creativity and talent of your students by encouraging their participation in this year's event. Deadline for submissions is March 31st. Find details here.

April is Donate Life Month as well as the time to celebrate Flags Across Connecticut. Now is a great time to reach out to your contact at the town hall about flying the Donate Life Flag. 

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.

95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54% are registered.
Help increase that statistic.
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CT Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278 Durham, CT  06422

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