Why should you sign up to donate?
Each day, 20 people in the United States die while waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Every 10 minutes, another person's name is added to the national transplant waiting list.
One Donor Can Make All the Difference.
Thousands die every year waiting for a donated organ that never comes. It doesn’t have to be this way. When just one person signs up to be an organ and tissue donor, he or she can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of 75 others through tissue donation. Sign up now to help end the wait.
How Donation Works
The donation process begins with a choice: your decision to save lives and help others by signing up to be an organ and tissue donor.
What You Can Donate
Organ and tissue donation can save lives and help people recover from trauma, spinal injuries, burns and vision loss.
Private: Religion & Donation
All organized religions in the United States permit or even encourage organ donation as an act of generosity and compassion.
About 24,000 patients each year get a second chance at life by receiving an organ transplant.
Private: Minorities & Donation
More than half of the people on the national waiting list for organ donation are minorities.
Living kidney and living liver donation could eliminate up to 95 percent of the national transplant waiting list.