Throughout Donate Life Month we celebrate transplant recipients who have been given a new life, we shine light on the many more who are still waiting, and we honor donors and their families. Every year since 2002, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to inspire people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. In 2022, a record number of lives were transformed through organ and tissue donation in the United States. Still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to outpace the number of donor organs. There are more than 105,000 Americans currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, 600 of them live right here in Iowa.
It’s our vision that all are inspired to donate life. Registering your decision to become a donor is the most effective way to ensure you can save lives through donation and serves as a sign of hope for those who continue to wait.
You can register to save lives at IowaDonorNetwork.org.