April is
National Donate Life Month 

Every Community Needs Heroes 

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 who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Hospitals, big and small, are invited to join the Hospital Campaign and earn HRSA/DoNation points. Become a part of the initiative that has encouraged over 630,000 Americans to register as organ donors since 2011, and help create a donation-friendly culture in your hospital using our free tools and resources.

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! 

Every Community Needs Heroes

During National Donate Life Month we are encouraging people to register as organ and tissue donors by distributing custom coffee sleeves, table tents and posters to our hospital partners and restaurants, coffee shops and cafes throughout NJ. All materials are free of charge. Please speak with your NJ Sharing Network Hospital Services Manager to participate!

All materials will be delivered by April 1, 2023. 

Important Donation Awareness Days 

Donate Life Living Donor Day
April 5, 2023

Donate Life Living Donor Day is a celebration to honor living organ donors for saving and healing lives! In 2022, more than 6,500 people made the decision to give one of their kidneys or a part of their liver to someone waiting for a second chance at life. Thank you to all living donors for your remarkable generosity!

Our Foundation and Team Liberty will be hosting an in-person reception for living donors at our headquarters on April 3 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. If you are a living donor and interested in attending,

To our transplant centers partners, please share this upcoming event info with your living donors.


Blue & Green Spirit Week Begins April 8, 2023

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. 

Self-Care Workshop 
April 12 | 5:00-6:00pm

Join us on ZOOM for this special workshop open to hospital partners and community members and presented by NJSN Advanced Family and Grief Specialist Jacqueline Salvatore, LSW MSW to learn about the importance of self-care and how it can bring you feelings of peace, joy and love amidst the chaos of daily life. Sign up at

National Donate Life Month Blue and Green Day
Friday, April 14, 2023

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 Use hashtags #BlueandGreenDay #NDLM and tag us on Facebook and Instagram @NJSharingNetwork. 

Donor Remembrance Day
April 30, 2023

April 30 is national Donor Remembrance Day, a day to come together to honor and celebrate donor heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation. The forget-me-not flower is a symbol of Donor Heroes and a reminder that their courageous gift will always be remembered. Visit the national Donor Hero Remembrance Garden on the AOPO website today to “plant” a forget-me-not flower in honor of your Donor Hero, and then share your Donor Hero's story on April 30 using #DonorRemembranceDay. 

Note that it will take 3-5 business days for your dedication to be posted on the national Donor Hero Remembrance Garden page. 


Additional Ways to Get Involved 

Recognize a donation champion with a custom social media post

Do you have a staff member who is dedicated and passionate about organ and tissue donation? We'd be happy to send you a customized image honoring your donation champion to share on your organization's social media pages.

Simply email us a photo (JPG or PNG) with the name and title of your champion and if you would like to include your hospital logo in the graphic, please include a transparent version.

Please be sure to tag us in your post! 

Sample social media post 

Include National Donate Life Month in Your Hospital Newsletter 

Download customizable newsletter templates 

Christopher Bryant
Kidney Transplant Recipient 
Word Doc | Photo 

Lily James
Organ and Tissue donor
Word Doc  | Photo

Anthony Cruz Sr. (pictured left with hat)
Organ and Tissue Donor 
Word Doc | Photo


Chriselin Beaubrun
Heart Transplant Recipient 
Word Doc | Photo

Host flag raisings and table displays at your hospital 

Please speak with your NJSN Hospital Services Manager about opportunities for flag raisings and informational table displays at your hospital. 

Join our TikTok Challenge for a chance to win a $100 AMEX gift card! 

Invite hospital staff to create a TiKTok video about organ and tissue donation and include the hashtags #DonateLifeMonth and #NJSharingNetwork. 

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. Share your video with us by sending a TikTok link to

  • Entries are due by April 30 and will be judged by likes, shares, comments and reposts!  The winner will receive a $100 AMEX gift card and will be announced on May 5, 2023. 

Questions? Email us at


Request a Donate Life Month Proclamation in your town

Raise awareness for organ and tissue donation in your local community by requesting a Donate Life Month proclamation. Click below for details! 

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 Post - EnglishSpanish
Instagram Post - EnglishSpanish
Linkedin Post - English, Spanish
Twitter Post - EnglishSpanish 

Printable Flyers

English - PDF, JPG
Spanish - PDF, JPG

Monitor Graphics 

800x600 - English, Spanish
1920x1080- English, Spanish

National Blue and Green Day

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

Printable Blue and Green Day Flyer 

Download PDF

Monitor Graphics

Stories of Hope

Download six PowerPoint slides (16:9 format) containing inspiring stories of organ and tissue donation! 


Is your building illuminated in blue and green for National Donate Life Month? 
  Download our monitor graphic

Please also send us a photo of your building in blue and green at 



Donate Life Virtual (Zoom) Backgrounds 

 HRSA 2023 Scorecard  

Download PDF

Be sure to add all your events to your HRSA scorecard to earn valuable points!