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Each year, we host events for donor families, transplant patients, and our community to provide hope & healing.

Honor loved ones. Find others whose lives have been changed by organ and tissue donation. Explore the events below and join our supportive community.

National Donate Life Month

April 2024


April is National Donate Life Month - A Donate Life Logo in front of a background of purple clouds and stars

Donor Family Recognition Day

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Hosted by the Department of Health and Senior Services at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, this event honors those who became donor heroes in Missouri in 2023. 


Donate Life Month Rock Painting Workshop

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024


This rock painting workshop celebrates Donate Life Month and is open to donor families and recipients. Limit 50 attendees.

Rocks painted with the Donate Life logo on them

Cape Girardeau Donor Memorial Dedication & Candlelight Memorial

April 25, 2024

Honoring all donor heroes and those that have said ‘yes’ to donation in the Southeastern Missouri and surrounding areas. 

A mockup of a statue honoring donor heroes

St. Louis Candlelight Memorial

June 13, 2024

Honoring all donor heroes and those that have said ‘yes’ to donation in 2023 in St. Louis and surrounding areas. 


Springfield Candlelight Memorial

September 14, 2024

Honoring all donor heroes and those that have said ‘yes’ to donation in the Southwestern Missouri and surrounding areas. 


Celebrate Life 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, October 6th, 2024

Join us in honoring donor families and living donors, celebrating new life with recipients, supporting those waiting for a life-saving transplant, and inspiring others to say ‘yes’ to donation.


A large group of people running at the start of a 5k

Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Donor Family Workshop

October 29, 2024

Mid-America Transplant invites you to bring a photo of your loved one to display on the altar. Additional decorations and offerings for the altar will be provided. 

Mid-America Transplant le invita a traer una foto de su ser querido para ponerla sobre un altar. Decoraciones y ofrendas adicionales para el altar serán facilitadas.


Sugar skulls on an altar with photos of donor heroes

Donor Family Holiday Workshop

December 4, 2024

Participate in memory making activities, share your loved one’s story, meet other donor families, and learn tips on navigating your grief during the holiday season.


honoring loved ones during the holiday season