February 14, 2021
National Organ Donor Day
National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, raises awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Individuals are asked to recognize our loved ones who have given the gift of donation, have received a donation, are currently waiting, or did not receive an organ in time.
Valentine's Day, a celebration of romantic love, has several origin stories. Some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial. Others believe that its origin relates to the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, a fertility festival that usually occurred in mid-February.