The Connecticut Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation (CCOTD) was established in 1985. CCOTD became a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in 1996. The statewide coalition is comprised of volunteers with a shared interest in public education about organ, eye and tissue donation and increasing the number of transplants that save lives. The membership body includes donor families, transplant recipients and allied health professionals who advocate organ, eye and tissue donation. The coalition is guided in its work by a set of Board approved Bylaws, which are reviewed and updated periodically. Officers are nominated and selected through democratic process and membership is extended to all groups and individuals having interest in organ, eye and tissue donation. CCOTD is an affiliate of Donate Life America, the national organization most recognized for its work in increasing organ, eye, and tissue donation through massive public education and advanced communications campaigns.In 2007, CCOTD began doing business as Donate Life Connecticut (DLC) to better align with the national campaign.