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 ceremonies.
Donor Family Tributes are held each Fall. While we typically hold three regional celebrations to accommodate our service area, this year we will be holding a virtual event. Donor families from the previous year will receive an invitation to attend.
What is a Donor Family Tribute?
Our Donor Family Tribute is an opportunity for you to honor your loved one who was an organ or tissue donor. You will hear some words from grateful recipient speakers and Carolina Donor Services staff. There will also be an opportunity for you to view the donor tribute slideshow and donor quilts.
The 2020 Donor Family Tribute will be a virtual event held on Sunday, October 11, 2020, 2pm – 2:45pm. It's not too late to register! Register to attend by clicking here or by contacting the Life Anew Coordinator at 800-200-2672.
Create Your Quilt Square
Each year donor families are invited to prepare a quilt 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 educational programs across North Carolina. If you would like for your loved one's quilt square to be included in our next quilts to be created, please mail it to our office by December 31, 2020.
The Donor Tribute Slideshow
Each donor family is invited to send in a photo of their loved one to be included in the donor tribute slideshow. This is a special way to remember those who gave such a special gift to others. Please make sure the photo is of high quality (any size from 3x5 inches to 8x10 inches) so it will be visible during the slideshow.