YNHHS honors National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month. The month-long celebration showcases perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation.

Each April, YNHHS focuses attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering to be an organ and tissue donor and learning more about living donation.

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center is one of the nation’s top transplant programs, offering adult and pediatric liver, kidney and heart transplantation. The center is also fortunate to have experienced surgeons with expertise in performing liver and kidney transplants from living donors.

More than 110,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. More than 145.5 million people, approximately 58 percent of the U.S. adult population, are registered organ, eye and tissue donors. To register to be an organ donor:

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