Throughout the year, Donor Network West hosts a variety of programs to engage the diverse communities we serve and to raise awareness about the need for more people to register as organ donors. Learn more about our programs below.
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Donate Life Run/Walk

The annual Donate Life Run/Walk, which occurs on the first Saturday after Labor Day, is Donor Network West’s only fundraising event. The 5K and 10K raises awareness for organ and tissue donation and encourages people to register as organ donors. All proceeds from the event benefit donation education and honor the donors and their families who have given the Gift of Life in California and Nevada.

Team CalNev – Transplant Games of America

Team NorCal is now Team CalNev! Team CalNev offers organ and tissue recipients as well as living donors from Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada the opportunity to compete at the Transplant Games of America.

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San Francisco Citywide Revival

Donor Network West, together with Bay Area Baptist Church ministers, host a 5 day event at a San Francisco missionary to promote health and wellness as well as the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Donor Family Comfort Blanket Program

Donor Network West created the Donor Family Comfort Blanket Program for organ and tissue donor families to keep them warm and comforted during their hospital stay. Families can be in hospitals ranging from a few days to weeks with their loved one.

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Donor Family Comfort Kit Program

Donor Network West created the Donor Family Comfort Kit Program to provide care and support to families who are at their loved ones’ bedside. Families can be in hospitals ranging from a few days to weeks with their loved one.

Holiday Card Art Contest

Every year, Donor Network West challenges high school artists in its service area of Northern California and Nevada to create impactful and inspiring artwork that highlights organ and tissue donation. Multiple prizes are awarded and the winning piece is featured on Donor Network West’s holiday card.

National Donor Sabbath

Organ and tissue donation heals lives and is a generous act supported by all major religions. Donor Network West’s “Celebrating Faith, Hope, and Life” program runs throughout the month of November. We encourage faith leaders to promote organ and tissue donation amongst their members.

Got the Dot

Got the Dot serves as an opportunity for local businesses in California to celebrate patrons who are registered as organ donors. The pink dot on their driver’s license or ID card provides a discount or a special offer at participating businesses.