April is

National Donate Life Month 


A Month to Honor, to Remember, to Give Hope

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features an entire month of activities to help encourage people to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Here are some reasons why registering right now is more important than ever:

  • Of the over 100,000 U.S residents waiting for a life-saving transplant, over 4,000 live right here in New Jersey.
  • 17 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
  • Another person is added to the waiting list every 9 minutes.
  • One organ and tissue donor can save 8 lives and enhance the lives of over 75 others.

Please join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok throughout the month to get involved and help us share our life-saving message! 

Mark Your Calendars!

Stories of Hope
April 5, 2022 | 7:00pm 

Thank you all who joined us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube to hear  inspirational  stories of hope from those who have been touched by organ and tissue donation including  donor families, transplant recipients, patients waiting and faith leaders.   Watch the broadcast below! 

Hosted by NJ Sharing Network Community Services Specialist  and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, E. Denise Peoples, our evening's panelists included: 

Marcia McGowan
Donor Family Member

Sam Prince
Heart Recipient

Pastor Cedric McKoy
Faith Leader and Advocate

Amy Keefe
Manager of Authorization and Family Services
NJ Sharing Network and Donor Family Member

Anika Bhatnagar

Shawn Banks
Currently waiting for a life-saving lung transplant

Donate Life Living Donor Day
April 6, 2022

Share our special video celebrating living donors!  

Blue & Green Spirit Week
April 16 - 22, 2022

Get in the spirit and join us on our social media pages for an entire week of celebrations. We’ll recognize the donors, volunteers and healthcare heroes who make second chances possible as we encourage others to give hope to those who are waiting by registering as organ and tissue donors. 

National Donate Life Month Blue and Green Day
Friday, April 22, 2022

Join the national celebration in support of organ and tissue donation by wearing blue & green!  

Post your blue & green photos on bulletin boards, newsletters and social media to spread awareness and be sure to send us your pictures at socialmedia@njsharingnetwork.org. Use hashtags #BlueandGreenDay #NDLM and tag us on Facebook and Instagram @NJSharingNetwork. 

National Pediatric Transplant Week
April 25-29, 2022

National Pediatric Transplant Week focuses on the powerful message of ending the pediatric transplant waiting list.  You can help by  promoting the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor. #KidsTransplantWeek

Donor Remembrance Day
April 30, 2022

Donor Remembrance Day is a day in which we all come together to honor and celebrate our Donor Heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, tissue, and eye donation. Together we “plant” forget-me-not flowers to symbolize that these heroes and their gifts will always be remembered.

Additional Ways to Get Involved 

Join our TikTok Challenge! 

Create and share a TikTok video promoting organ and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month for a chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card!

Challenge Rules: 

  • Videos must promote organ and tissue donation OR dispel a myth about donation OR include a call to action to register as an organ and tissue donor at www.NJSharingNetwork/Register

  • Please tag us @NJSharingNetwork and include hashtag #NJSharingNetwork in your caption.

  • Entries are due by April 30 and will be judged by likes, shares, comments and reposts!  The winner of the gift card will be announced on May 6. 

Questions? Email us at socialmedia@njsharingnetwork.org.

Honor a loved one with a custom social media post 
We'd be happy to send you a customized image honoring a loved one or someone special you'd like to recognize. Simply email us a photo and a few words about your honoree and we'll send you an image you can post on your social media during Donate Life Month.


Share our videos! 


Request a Donate Life Month Proclamation in your town.

Here is a Sample Proclamation
FAQ - Requesting a Proclamation

Register as an organ and tissue donor

Celebrate National Donate Life Month by registering as an organ and tissue donor and sharing your decision with friends and family. 

Downloadable Resources 

Social Media Graphics

Facebook Cover - EnglishSpanish
Facebook Post - EnglishSpanish
Instagram Post - EnglishSpanish
Twitter Cover - EnglishSpanish
Twitter Post - EnglishSpanish 

Download: English, Spanish

Printable Flyers

English - PDF, JPG
Spanish - PDF, JPG

Monitor Graphics 

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National Blue and Green Day

Facebook Cover- English, Spanish
Facebook Post - English, Spanish
Instagram Post- English, Spanish
Instagram Story - English, Spanish
LinkedIn Post - English, Spanish
LinkedIn Cover - English, Spanish
Twitter Cover - English, Spanish
Twitter Post - English, Spanish

Printable Blue and Green Day Flyer 

Download PDF

National Pediatric Transplant Week 

Facebook Cover — English, Spanish
Facebook Post — English, Spanish
Instagram Post — English, Spanish
Instagram Story — English, Spanish
LinkedIn Cover — English, Spanish
LinkedIn Post — English, Spanish
Twitter Cover — English, Spanish
Twitter Post — English, Spanish