Donor Family Tribute

An annual program to honor and remember the life of those who gave.

How to Watch the 2023 Donor Family Tribute?

Thank you for joining the 2023 Donor Family Tribute. The program is available on YouTube.

Click Here to Watch the Tribute on YouTube

What is a Donor Family Tribute?

We are proud to honor the generous and inspiring individuals who have said “Yes” to organ and tissue donation. Each year, across the country, thousands of men, women and children receive a renewed opportunity for life and good health because someone made the decision to donate. We honor, celebrate and recognize donor families and their loved ones for their enormous faith, generosity and courage during our annual Donor Family Tribute.

The Donor Family Tribute features a donor tribute slideshow and a presentation of the donor quilts.

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Donor Tribute Slideshow

Each family is invited to honor their loved one by submitting up to 3 photos for the Donor Tribute Slideshow. This is a special way to remember those who gave such a special gift to others. We would also like to share descriptive words about your loved ones so we can all learn more about them. Some examples include: Father, grandmother, Duke fan, Veteran, basketball…

The photo submission deadline has passed.

Donor Quilts

Donor families are invited to decorate a fabric square in honor of their loved one. Your quilt square, combined with those of other donor families, will be assembled to make a donor family quilt. These quilts are displayed at memorial services, special events, and various educational programs.

The 2023 Donor Family Tribute will present our newest quilts, made up of quilt squares provided prior to April. The quilt squares that are received now through the end of this year will be included in our 2024 quilts and will be presented at the 2024 Donor Family Tribute.

Learn how to make a quilt square and to access the Donor Family Quilt Release form