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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another Great Way to Save a Life

Organ donation is the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person (the organ donor) and placing it into another person (the recipient).Transplantation is necessary because the recipient's organ has failed or has been damaged by disease or injury. In the United States there is a large shortage of organ donors. Individuals on the organ transplant list can be waiting for quite some time. Normally the wait is between several months to years. Many on the list may die waiting for an organ to be donated. By signing up for organ donating you , your family and friends can help save lives. 

Did you know
  • someone is added to transplant list every 10 minutes
  • There will be an average of 20 individuals that will pass away waiting for an organ.
  • there are more than 115,000 individuals waiting for an organ. 
  • Kidney: 95,353 people. Liver: 13,876 people. Heart: 4,004 people. Lung: 1,395 people. Pancreas: 897 people.
  • Most common transplant in United States is the cornea. Each year there are more than 40,000 cornea transplants every year. 

As a registered organ donor, your donation has the potential to save or improve more than 50 lives. One donor can provide:
  • Kidneys.
  • Pancreas.
  • Liver.
  • Lungs.
  • Heart.
  • Intestinal organs.
Registering is easy. When you apply for or renew your driver's license you can simply sign up for organ donation. Sign up online at your state's organ donor registry is another great way to register. Share this information with friends and family so they too can register if they wish. 
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