National Donate Life Month 2019

National Donate Life Month 2019 Life is a Beautiful Ride For the 2019 National Donate Life Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase "Life is a beautiful ride." Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life.

Bicycles come in all styles, shapes and sizes, but each is comprised of the same components, essential to supporting the rider and converting their energy into motion. Similarly, organ, eye and tissue donation offers many ways to give hope, support and strength to patients waiting, recipients and donor families. We each carry the potential to help make LIFE a beautiful ride for ourselves, and then for others, by registering as a donor, considering living donation, being a caregiver and championing the cause.

This National Donate Life Month, we ask you to consider your role in this lifesaving and healing journey, and how you can inspire others to provide hope through donor registration.

We wish you a Happy National Donate Life Month. Thank you for your efforts in promoting donation and the importance of registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor!


April is National Donate Life Month. Each year, the Secretary of State's office unveils a commercial promoting organ/tissue donation. The spot, which is featured in movie theaters and on television and radio stations, runs statewide through April.

2019 Commercial

Sophia 2017 Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Donate Life Month Commercial
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Radio Spots