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​National Donate Life Month
Calendar of Events

Currently, more than 104,000 people in the United States are in need of a transplant. Join UPMC Transplant Services as we celebrate the gift of life through organ donation and encourage others to become organ donors.

Date/Time Event ​Location
April 02,
10 a.m.

UPMC Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony*

Join us as we kick-off Donate Life Month with the annual flag raising ceremony. Speakers will include UPMC Transplant Services leadership and a member of a donor family.

LHAS Auditorium, UPMC Montefiore​

April 10,
10 a.m.

UPMC Donate Life Patient Parade*

Celebrate the gift of life with our transplant recipients who return today to thank the health care team members who gave them a second chance at life. Transplant recipients will parade around the unit to show first-hand the importance of organ donation.

Registration at 9:30 a.m., event begins at 10 a.m.​

Biomedical Science Tower Lobby​

April 13,
6:30 p.m.​

Family House Gifting Gala

Since 1983, Family House has provided a home away from home to patients and families seeking medical treatment for serious or life-threatening illnesses. Gala proceeds benefit the Family Assistance Program, which ensures no family is ever denied housing due to financial limitations.

To order tickets, call 412-647-4908.

Omni William Penn Hotel​

Week of April 15​

Donor Awareness Tables*

Staff and transplant recipients will be on hand to discuss how to become an organ donor.

  • ​UPMC Montefiore Lobby
  • UPMC Presbyterian Cafeteria
April 16

​National Healthcare Decisions Day

Join us today as we recognize the importance of advance care planning and encourage all facilities to respect their patients' wishes.

April 17​

International Transplant Nurses Day

Help us honor our talented and dedicated team of transplant nurses today. We commend them for a job well done.​

​April 19

National Donate Life Blue and Green Day

Make a fashion statement for organ donor awareness by donning a blue or green shirt today.

April 20,
3 to 5 p.m.​

Strike Gold for Team Pittsburgh

This event benefits Team Pittsburgh as they prepare for the 2014 Transplant Games of America. A $20.00 donation includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and soda.

For tickets, call Jack Silverstien at 412-427-2969.

​Nesbit's Lanes
3501 Leechburg Road,
Pittsburgh, PA  15239

April 26,
2 p.m.​

UPMC Celebration of Life Program*

This event will bring together transplant donors, recipients, and their families to celebrate the ultimate gift of life. UPMC staff, transplant recipients, and donor families will share their stories of hope.

LHAS Auditorium, UPMC Montefiore​


* To RSVP for this event, call 412-647-5066, or email

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