Rhode Island Organ Donor Awareness Coalition (RIODAC) was founded in 1985 as a volunteer-led nonprofit organization. Our members include transplant recipients and candidates, living donors, donor families, healthcare professionals, and transplant / donation advocates. Agency members include the Rhode Island Hospital Transplant Center, New England Organ Bank and National Kidney Foundation. RIODAC is a member of Donate Life America.
Winner of the 2010 Jefferson Award Recipient for Community Service Relating to Organ Donation, RIODAC works to increase organ and tissue donation through public education about the critical need for donor organs and tissue. We offer informational programs in schools, workplaces and the community, hold donor drives and public awareness events, do media outreach, and collaborate with member agencies. RIODAC also provides information and support to transplant recipients, candidates, living donors and donor families through newsletters, monthly informational programs and co-sponsorship of a Transplant Support Group at Rhode Island.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Visit our Meetings page for more information.