The Jacksonville Transplant Alliance is a community of individuals and transplant-related organizations in the Northeast Florida area who are dedicated to providing donor education through social media, community events, and educational forums.
Our goal is to increase the number of registered donors and to help transplant recipients, their families, donor family members, and others within our community become greater ambassadors of tissue and organ donation. Together, we can save lives, shorten the waiting time for those awaiting organ transplant, and help those in need of a life-changing tissue or cornea transplant.
2021 has started out with some very promising COVID-19 vaccinations from a variety of pharmaceutical manufacturers. With the new vaccines and continuing compliance of mask wearing and social distancing, we may just be able to get back to a normal life by this fall. Or as we who live with transplant or work with transplant patients say, a "new normal." If we can do that, if we can stay vigilant and compliant and patient, perhaps we can get control of this virus instead of it controlling us.
But since we still live in a state of uncertainty, Donate Life Month events in April may be once again cancelled or moved online. Safety is still key. We will bring you updates and announcements of any upcoming events in our area or that you can participate in online.
As the days, weeks, and months ahead continue to unfold, we hope that the success of a safe COVID vaccine will allow us to once again join in celebration next fall. In anticipation of that, the JTA Board Members have chosen the date of Saturday, October 23rd for next year's event. The Tribute to Life donor recognition ceremony will be held the evening before.
Tribute to Life - Friday, October 22, 2021
Gift of Life Celebration - Saturday, October 23, 2021
Both events will be at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach.
There will be much more information to come as the spring and summer months approach. Watch your email for details and of course, we will keep our Facebook page updated.
Please stay safe and stay well throughout 2021. The entire JTA board wishes all of you and your families a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
The Jacksonville Transplant Alliance board of directors is happy to announce three new board members!
Thank you to all our volunteer board members for their dedication and service not just to JTA, not just to the organizations they work for, but also to all the transplant patients, living donors, and donor families in the Northeast Florida area.
Observed every year on February 14th, National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. By educating and sharing the Donate Life message, we can each take small steps every day to help save and heal more lives, and honor the donor’s legacy of generosity and compassion.
National Donor Day is a time to focus on all types of donation—organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets and marrow. Join us by participating in local events, sharing social media messages and encouraging others to register as donors.
National Donor Day is also a day to recognize those who have given and received the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and those who died waiting because an organ was not donated in time.
In addition to registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor or contributing to the DLA cause, you can also download Donate Life America's National Donor Day images and Donor Day Valentine’s Cards to raise awareness about donation throughout social media—link these images to other resources for your friends and followers to utilize within your local and online communities.
The Donate Life America Tribute Wall is one way to honor loved ones on National Donor Day. You can also read through their Stories of Hope; inspiring organ, eye and tissue donor and recipient stories.
Our Facebook group is active, full of good information, and is the quickest and easiest way to get updates on our events and the latest transplant news. We are a private group so you must ask to join. Click below to join us!