National Donate Life Month is celebrated each April to recognize and honor the generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye, and tissue donors. In collaboration with Donor Network West, Alameda Health System (AHS) provides care to patients, families and our community in order to provide these generous gifts.
In 2022, AHS helped to save and heal over 34 people through organ donation and healing up to 1,125 people through tissue donation. Despite our progress, we continue to face a critical shortage of organ donors and the number of people in need of a transplant remains high.
Nationwide, there are more than 104,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Sadly, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for their second chance at life. In Alameda County there are nearly 1,200 men, women, and children waiting for a life-saving transplant. For those waiting for the gift of life – the uncertainty can be excruciating, and the wait is never guaranteed. This is why we honor the families and friends of donors who have supported their loved one’s decision to save lives during National Donate Life Month.
This National Donate Life Month, we ask you to be a part of this interconnected life-sustaining community by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor; becoming educated about living donation; and championing the Donate Life cause.
Alameda Health System is partnering with Donor Network West to bring the community together to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor to bring hope to those that are waiting. In recognition of National Donate Life Month, please join Donor Network West at one of the following AHS tabling events.
Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus
Highland Care Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Near the Café
Friday, April 14, 2023 (National Green & Blue Day, we encourage you to wear your Green & Blue!)
Alameda Hospital Café
Thursday April 27, 2023
San Leandro Hospital Café
Friday April 28, 2023