Donate Life Virginia News

National Donor Day

By Lara Malbon / February 14, 2023

Observed every year on February 14th, National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its partner, the United Auto Workers, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By educating and sharing the Donate Life message, we can each…

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Celebrating Black History Month

By Lara Malbon / February 1, 2023

Donate Life Virginia celebrates Black History Month by sharing the personal stories of donors, donor families, living donors, recipients, and donation champions and highlighting the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, African Americans make up approximately 12.2 percent of the U.S. population, and 28%…

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Be a lifesaver this summer

By Lara Malbon / June 20, 2022

Register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor this summer and give hope to the more than 2,400 Virginians waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. One donor can save eight lives and heal 75 others through the gift of donation. You’re never too old or unhealthy to donateThere’s such a critical need for organs…

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Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

By Lara Malbon / December 7, 2021

Looking for presents? Don’t visit the mall! Discover a gift that’s the greatest of all. Tired of shopping? Exhausted from spending?Perhaps we could get “generosity” trending. Forget gadgets and gizmos. Pay no heed to inflation.This holiday season, think organ donation! It’s a gift that costs nothing. And doesn’t need wrapping.Just update your status with some…

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This Fall, Warm Up to Becoming an Organ Donor

By Lara Malbon / October 21, 2021

With cooler temps and beautiful foliage, autumn in Virginia is one of our favorite seasons. It’s also a great time to become an organ, eye and tissue donor. Here are five compelling reasons why. There’s an urgent need for organ donors right nowRight now, more than 2,400 Virginians are waiting for a life-saving transplant. Across…

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