National Donor Recognition Ceremony and Workshop

Donate LifeThe National Donor Recognition Ceremony and Workshop (NDRCW) is a biennial event held by the Federal government on odd-numbered years in the Nation's capital. The NDRCW pays tribute to all Americans who have donated organs, tissue or marrow to save or enhance the lives of others. It is a unique opportunity for donor families, living donors, and their families and friends from across the country, to come together to share experiences and honor organ, tissue and marrow donors in a special way.

The event includes a series of educational and support workshops and sharing sessions for donor families and living donors, their families and friends, and professionals who care for and support donor families. The Recognition Ceremony features special presentations and tributes to honor the generosity of America's heroes — living donors and those who donated organs and/or tissues after death.

The National Donor Recognition Ceremony and Workshop is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation with assistance from the National Kidney Foundation''s (NKF) National Donor Family Council and many other transplant associations and organizations.

For more information about the NDRCW, please contact the Division of Transplantation at 301-443-7577 or visit, or call the National Donor Family Council at 800-622-9010 or email us at

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