National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month!  Each year, Donate Life America and its partnering organizations feature local, regional, and national activities to promote and encourage organ, eye, and tissue donation across the country. During the month of April, WRTC takes part in a multitude of local events to spread awareness and register those in the Washington D.C. metro area to become donors.


For the 2019 National Donate Life Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase “Life is a beautiful ride.” Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life.

Bicycles come in all styles, shapes and sizes, but each is comprised of the same components, essential to supporting the rider and converting their energy into motion. Similarly, organ, eye and tissue donation offers many ways to give hope, support and strength to patients waiting, recipients and donor families. We each carry the potential to help make LIFE a beautiful ride for ourselves, and then for others, by registering as a donor, considering living donation, being a caregiver and championing the cause.

This National Donate Life Month, we ask you to consider your role in this lifesaving and healing journey, and how you can inspire others to provide hope through donor registration and living donation.

We wish you a Happy National Donate Life Month. Thank you for your efforts in promoting donation and the importance of registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor!



In partnership with National Donate Life Month, Blue & Green Day takes place the third Friday in April.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to wear blue and green on this day to promote organ, eye and tissue donation. It is also important for those wearing the apparel to show their support on their Social Media accounts to spread awareness through all networks.

To request a Donate Life presence at your event for National Donate Life Month,