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Colorado’s Donate Life License Plate
In 2009, the American Transplant Foundation successfully ran legislation to create a Donate Life specialty license plate in our home state of Colorado. Learn More
National Donate Life Month Awareness Programs
April is National Donate Life Month. The American Transplant Foundation participates in this nationwide effort by raising awareness for the importance of organ and tissue donation through events, press conferences, and donor registration drives. Visit our News page to read about the national and local public officials who have joined us for National Donate Life Month.
American Transplant Foundation was proud to help sponsor Team Rocky Mountain at the 2018 Transplant Games of America, a multi-sport festival event for athletes who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries and living donors. Learn More
Team Transplant Races
The American Transplant Foundation’s Team Transplant participates in races to draw attention to the cause and to raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been affected by transplantation. Visit the Team Transplant page to learn more about the events encompassed by this program.
Increasing Opportunities for Donor Registration
One of the American Transplant Foundation’s main goals is to make donor registration more mainstream and accessible. The Foundation worked with the Colorado Department of Revenue to add a donor registration form to the Colorado State income tax booklet, making the opportunity to register as an organ donor easy and annual. Colorado tax filers now have the opportunity to register as a donor when they fill out either the State-printed tax booklet or file online.
The Foundation worked with the State Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) to increase opportunities for registering as an organ donor through Colorado.gov. We have succeeded in creating more accessible links to the online donor registry through the Division of Motor Vehicles page. Whereas previously only registered drivers who were renewing their licenses online could register to be organ donors, now everyone who accesses the page can do so if they click on New Residents, Teen Driver, Adult Driver, or Online Services. Visit the DMV’s site.
National Donor Sabbath
ALL major faiths and denominations in the U.S. support both living and deceased donation.
Every year, since 1997, two weekends before Thanksgiving, faith groups across the country raise awareness about the precious gift of organ and tissue donation in observance of National Donor Sabbath. In past years, National Donor Sabbath focused on education and donor registration. Yet while the number of registered donors is at an all-time high (100 million Americans), the transplant waiting list keeps growing. Therefore, it is critical that we also emphasize the importance of living organ donation. To connect with religious communities, the American Transplant Foundation works with faith groups during National Donor Sabbath to spread the word that living organ donation is viable option to address the national shortage of transplant organs.
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