Know the Truth About Donation
Think you’re too old to be an organ donor? Or that the rich and famous get priority with transplants? Don’t be fooled by myths about organ and tissue donation.
It’s the Greatest Gift You Can Give.
If you needed an organ transplant to save your life, can you imagine how grateful you would be to the people “who have your back”? The problem is that the need for organ transplants rises faster than the number of donors. More than 140 people are added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list every day, and thousands die every year waiting for an organ that never arrives. You can change that.
Know the Facts About Organ and Tissue Donation
Last year, organ donors made more than 33,000 life-saving transplants possible. And one million people received tissue transplants that gave them a better quality of life.
What One Donor Can Do
One organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of more than 75 people. It might surprise you to learn how much one person can help.