More than 100,00 people are waiting for an organ

More than 1,000 people are waiting in Connecticut

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

For more information about National Donor Sabbath Month, please visit DonateLife.net

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP DLC IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS

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.  

DONATE LIFE CT 

COVID RESPONSE FUND

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.

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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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Dr. Emre and Dr. Liapakis

discuss Organ Donation on 

WVIT NBC CT Live!

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.

November is 

National Donor Sabbath Month

GIVING

TUESDAY

Please consider participating on December 1st in this global day of giving in any way you can: donate, volunteer, share our message with friends and family. Email us pictures or share them on social media.

#GivingTuesday 

Volunteer Opportunities

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. 

DID YOU KNOW?

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. 

EDUCATION SAVES LIVES!

Do You Have a Donor Story to Share?

Please Contact Us!

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We hope you enjoyed our virtual Toast to Life event—what a wonderful community. The entire event is available to watch HERE. There is still time to donate! You can also listen to the music HERE.

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Click here to make your donation to our A Matter of Life event and receive a digital link and/or compact disc of our Organ Music album

VISION.

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.

MISSION.

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.

Information provided by Donate Life America

DLC Annual Meeting
Canceled this year due to COVID-19

CT Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut

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

Physical Address (No mail deliveries accepted):  

16 Main St  Durham, CT  06422

P: 203-387-1549 | F: 860-894-2499

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