Donor Family Services

Upcoming Events

Donors and their loved ones are recognized for their strength, generosity and altruism both locally as well nationally. Within the donation industry, organ, eye and tissue donors are considered heroes. Every other year donor families from across the country unite at the National Donor Recognition Ceremony (coordinated by the HRSA) in Washington D.C to pay tribute to those who have saved and improved lives through donation. Families are given a medal in memory of their loved ones and also have the opportunity to create and submit a quilt square for Patches of Love, the National Donor Family Quilt. Life Alliance also has a similar annual remembrance ceremony which is held each Spring at Jungle Island (Miami, FL). Other local special events, such as a Donor Family Picnic at Lion Country Safari (Loxahatchee, FL) and the Donor Family Retreat at the Bonnet House (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) are also coordinated. During these activities, families find comfort in sharing their experiences and spending time with each other. A donor family is also sponsored to attend the Tournament of Roses Parade where the “Donate Life Float” features donor family and/or recipient riders as well as floralgraphs in memory of the donors.

List of Upcoming Events:

  • McGovern Foundation – Poker Night Charity Event (Wings Place – Coral Springs, FL) – February 24, 2012
  • Donor Family Retreat (Bonnet House – Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – March 10, 2012
  • Donor Recognition Ceremony (Jungle Island – Miami, FL) – April 22, 2012

For more information on upcoming events, please contact Donor Family Services at 1-800-232-2892 or laorainfo@med.miami.edu