1,214 people are waiting in Connecticut
123,926 people are waiting for an organ
95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54% are registered.
Help increase that statistic.
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.
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in contacting a local CT school district about Donate Life Connecticut's FREE 11 Day education curriculum.
EDUCATION SAVES LIVES!
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.
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 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.
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.
2020 Dancing for Donations Gala
Due to the concerns surrounding Covid-19, the Gala for 2020 has been canceled. The next gala will be:
Friday, November 19, 2021
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Please click here for an important letter from the Gala Co-Chairs. Click for details!
Transplant Games of America
scheduled for July 2020 has been rescheduled to July 2021
The Transplant Games of America are scheduled at The Meadowlands in New Jersey! Please visit their website for updates at Transplant Games of America.
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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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.
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!
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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
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.
Dr. Emre and Dr. Liapakis
discuss Organ Donation on
WVIT NBC CT Live!
Center for Living Organ Donors - Finding a Donor
Yale New Haven Transplantation Center