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National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month 2023 Logo with frogs and lilypads


Every April, we celebrate National Donate Life Month to honor those who have saved lives through the gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donation. For 2023, we have multiple ways you can celebrate donation! Find out how you can get involved below.


Donate Life 201: State of Donation with Executive Director Jackie Wirz: April 5
Join DLNW's Executive Director, Jackie Wirz, as she gives updates on Donate Life Northwest and the donation and transplantation landscape. Find more information and register here.

Park Day: Celebrating our Volunteers
We will be gathering on April 8 at Cedar Hills Park in Beaverton for lawn games, snacks, and celebration of all the contributions of our amazing DLNW Volunteers. Find more information and RSVP here.

Happy Hours
We will host a few happy hours in April. Drop by to one or many! Keep an eye on our calendar for more details.
April 17: Baker City
April 19: Pendleton
April 26: Portland


Threads of Life Quilts

Submissions are now open for squares for this year's Threads of Life Quilt Making a square on your own? Check out our page about individual submissions and send it our way! Need some assistance with creating a square? Stop by one of our Quilt Workshops! Quilt squares will be accepted until May 5, 2023 for this year's quilt.

Vancouver Quilt Workshop: Saturday, April 1
Portland Quilt Workshop: Sunday, April 23



Living Donor Week: April 1-7
We will celebrate living donor stories on our Facebook page throughout the week. In the meantime, you can read more living donor stories here or submit your living donation story here.

Blue & Green Spirit Week: April 8-14

April 8: Volunteer Appreciation Day
April 9: Create Donate Life Rocks
April 10: Donate Life Flag Raising Day
April 11: Send a Message of Hope and Thanks
April 12: Thank Your Healthcare Heroes
April 13: Donate Life Chalk
April 14: Blue & Green Day!

Blue and Green Day: Friday, April 14

Pediatric Transplant Week: April 23-29
Check out Northwest Kidney Kids to see their work with our local pediatric community.
Follow us on social media as we share pediatric transplant stories.

Transplant Professionals Week: April 23-29
Follow us on social media as we highlight the professionals who help make the gifts of donation and transplantation possible.


All Month Long

Register to be a Donor
There's no better way to show your support for donation than to sign up to be a lifesaver today.

Request Materials to Distribute
Want to set up a table, put together goodie bags, or have another creative idea to spread the word? Request brochures and SWAG from us by filling out this form

Fly a Donate Life Flag
Order a flag to show your support-- ranging in size from ones to attach to your car, ones to hang at your house or in your garden, or flags for standard-size flag poles!

Share Donation Facts
Share this infographic about donation with your community. For hospitals or places of business with video screens, download our Facts About Donation Slide Set

Show Your Artistic Side
Print off a Donate Life Month coloring page in English or Spanish and show off your coloring skills!

Use a Donate Life Month Zoom Background
Show your spirit in all your Zoom, Meet, and Teams Meetings by changing your background to this one for National Donate Life Month.


With Donate Life Month, the sky is the limit! Have a creative idea to promote donation? We'd love to hear about it and help if we can! Reach out to us for supplies and guidance at