Which side are you on?
95% of people claim to support organ donation, but only 48% of Pennsylvanians have proven it by registering as donors. That number is way too low, considering over 8,000 lives in PA are on the line. Which side are you really on?
2018 PACHC Challenge
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life Donor Program — the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania, to support the 2018 Pennsylvania Community Health Center Challenge.
Become a Living Donor
You can make a life-changing impact for someone in need of a transplant right now. Living donation allows living individuals to donate a kidney or a portion of their liver or lung to loved ones or compatible strangers.
20 People Will Die Today Waiting for a Transplant.
Each day, 20 people in the United States die while waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and every 10 minutes, another person's name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Today, more than 118,000 people are waiting for life-saving organs, and hundreds of thousands more hope for life-enhancing tissue transplants.
It only takes 30 seconds to save a life.
When just one person makes the decision to donate, they can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 more. You don’t have to wait until you’re getting or renewing your driver’s license, learner’s permit or photo ID to sign up. You can sign up to donate at any time, and it only takes 30 seconds.
Join the Millions Who Signed Up to Save Lives.
4.6 million people in Pennsylvania have signed up to be organ and tissue donors. However, more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians are still waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, while thousands more wait for life-enhancing tissue transplants. Will you help end the wait?
The #HumanSide of Donation
Not many people look back on their childhood and think of heart surgery. Ten years later, Brittany is living her life on her own terms. After a life-saving heart transplant at the age of 11, Brittany is in college and volunteers much of her time to the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.
There’s a human side of organ and tissue donation.
Know the Truth
FACT: You do not have to wait until you’re getting/renewing your driver’s license, learner’s permit, or photo ID to sign up to donate. You can sign up to be an organ donor at any time.
2018 PACHC Challenge
Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers has partnered with the PA Dept. of Health, CORE and Gift of Life Donor Program to support the 2018 PA Community Health Center Challenge.