Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb proclaims April 1 Indiana Donate Life Day

March 28, 2023


Mayors in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Evansville, Richmond, Jasper, Frankfort, Boonville also cite community day in support of organ donation
and transplantation


INDIANAPOLIS – April is National Donate Life Month, a time when nationwide attention focuses on how critically important organ and tissue donation are in saving and healing lives.

During National Donate Life Month, Donate Life Indiana and Indiana Donor Network encourage Hoosiers to register their decision to be a donor, honors deceased and living donors, and celebrates lives saved through donation and transplantation. Local, regional and national activities are planned throughout the month.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed April 1 as Indiana Donate Life Day throughout the state. The mayors of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Evansville, Richmond, Jasper, Frankfort and Boonville have also proclaimed April 1 as Donate Life Day in their respective communities.


>> Download fact sheets and media resources about organ and tissue donation and transplantation, media infographics and National Donate Life Month graphics


There are several ways Hoosiers can participate in National Donate Life Month:

  • Indiana residents can register to become organ and tissue donors while conducting business at their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch, online at org, when they apply online for a hunting or fishing license or on their iPhone’s Health app.
  • Hoosiers can share the Donate Life message by talking about their decision to become an organ and tissue donor and about how their generosity can help save and heal others.
  • Residents can learn more about living donation as another way to help those waiting for a lifechanging transplant.


Hoosiers can also join key celebrations throughout April to support the Donate Life cause:

April 8-14: Blue and Green Spirit Week

The week leading up to National Donate Life Blue & Green Day has themed days focused on appreciation, outreach and education.

April 14: National Donate Life Blue & Green Day

Donate Life Indiana and Indiana Donor Network will join Donate Life Kentucky to light up the Big Four Bridge in Louisville. Donate Life Indiana will also light up the Martin Luther King Bridge in Fort Wayne, River Lights in South Bend and the AES Indiana building in downtown Indianapolis. Hoosiers are encouraged to show their blue and green colors in support of the Donate Life message and mission.

April 23-29: National Pediatric Transplant Week

The last full week of National Donate Life Month is dedicated to children. National Pediatric Transplant Week focuses on ending the pediatric transplant waiting list.


Currently, there are 1,245 Hoosiers on the national transplant waiting list. Despite age or medical history, anyone can sign up to be a donor online at Donate Life Indiana.



About Donate Life Indiana

Since 1998, Donate Life Indiana has been the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Indiana donor registry. Its mission is to save lives by creating opportunities for all Indiana citizens to sign up on the organization’s official state registry while striving to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education. For more, visit Donate Life Indiana online.


About Donate Life America

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life state teams to increase the number of donated organs and tissue available to save and heal lives. The organization motivates the public to register as organ and tissue donors, provides education about living donation and manages the National Donate Life Registry.

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