April is National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month, bringing a focused attention on learning more about organ donation.

This month-long celebration focuses national attention on every individual’s ability to make life possible by registering their decision to be an organ and tissue donor. Yale New Haven Health and Northeast Medical Group are recognizing this month with special events at the NEMG Multispecialty Center in North Haven, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, Westerly Hospital and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

While about half of the U.S. adult population is registered as donors, the number of people in need of transplants outpaces the number of organ donors. To register to be an organ donor:

  • Visit Donate Life New England to register online if you are a resident of a New England state; or visit Donate Life America 
  • Express your wish to become a donor when you receive or renew your driver's license at the DMV.