Honoring the Gifts from 2020
42 organ donors means 336 potential lives saved by organ donation.
527 eye donors means 1,054 potential lives impacted by the gift of sight.
1,256 tissue donors means 94,200 lives potentially saved or enhanced by tissue donation.
239 birth tissue donors means 23,900 lives enhanced and/or healed by birth tissue donation.
29,006 platelet and blood donors means 87,018 lives saved by blood and platelet donation.
What Are The Trees of Life?
ConnectLife is excited to announce our new Trees of Life program. The program officially began January 15, 2020, as a way to honor and celebrate local organ, eye, tissue, birth tissue, and blood donors. A wall of trees has been installed at our headquarters, and, together as an organization, we will fill the trees with five special leaves. A special leaf will be added as a symbol of each donor’s gift. We then have a moment of silence after the names are read and each leaf is laid on the trees.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Because of COVID-19, our Trees of Life program will now happen once a month - at the beginning of every month. Our team at ConnectLife will continue to honor those who have given the gift of life and read the names of the previous month's donors and milestone blood donors while practicing social distancing. Each ceremony is recorded and shared on our YouTube channel and social media pages. We have created a Trees of Life playlist on ConnectLife's YouTube Channel. Watch the videos here.