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123,926 people are waiting for an organ

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2020 Dancing for Donations Gala
Due to the concerns surrounding Covid-19, the 2020 Gala scheduled for Friday, March 13, has been rescheduled to:
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Please click here for an important letter from the Gala Co-Chairs.  Click for details!

Volunteer Summit

Connecticut Hospital Association

3/21/2020 9 AM-12 PM

POSTPONED: Hoping to reschedule.

11th Annual Bowl for Life Fundraiser

This event was canceled due to the threat of COVID-19. If you purchased a lane, please contact Alison at donatelifect@gmail.com


April 2020

Every April we strive to raise as many Donate Life flags as we can across the state.  Many of you are local contacts for your town which we appreciate so much. Please email Alison if you need a new flag. Click here for additional details.

 Transplant Games of America

 July 17-22, 2020

The Transplant Games of America are scheduled at The Meadowlands in New Jersey!  Given the uncertainty of the event due to COVID-19, please visit their website for updates at Transplant Games of America.



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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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, there are currently no on-site volunteer activities. Please keep an eye on your email for opportunities to support DLC remotely.

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. 




April is National Donate Life Month. We are creating some virtual ways for you to participate in this important celebration. Stay tuned!


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

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.


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.


Wife Saves Husband's Life by Donating Liver

Dr. Emre and Dr. Liapakis

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Center for Living Organ Donors - Finding a Donor

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

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

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