Celebrate 20 years of the donor registry at the Gift of Life Gala April 18!

About Us

About Donate Life NC

Donate Life North Carolina is a collaborative group of organizations that promote eye, organ and tissue donation. Working together, the member organizations are directly involved in supporting donor families and facilitating organ, eye and tissue transplants across the state.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our work includes school education, Division of Motor Vehicles outreach and donor registry supervision. Our mission is to inspire all North Carolina residents to save and enhance lives by registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.

Learn more about our coalition members to see how these organizations support eye, organ and tissue donation. Explore our site to discover how you can DONATE LIFE!


Board of Directors

  • Chair — Matt Kersten, Atrium Health Transplant Center

  • Vice-Chair —Carrie Simpkins, Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Transplant Center

  • Secretary — Lora Smitherman, HonorBridge

  • Treasurer—Lauren Fieldman, Duke Transplant Center

  • Past Chair — Lauren Fieldman, Duke Transplant Center

Donate Life Partners