Organ Transplants

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What is it? How does it help?

Organ transplants are exactly what they sounds like. You give an organ you don't need, or give some bone, tissue, blood, or you can sign up as a donor so when you die, your organs can be donated. Approximately 84,000 people are waiting for transplants, whether they have a disease or have an damaged organ that needs replacing. A little goes a long way, you know. An individual donor can make 100 transplants possible. By becoming a donor, you are saving a life, giving the gift of a lifetime.

What organs and tissues can be donated?

Organs:
  • Heart
  • Lung
  • Intestine
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas
  • Liver

Tissues:

  • Blood
  • Bone and tendon
  • Cornea
  • Heart valves
  • Marrow
  • Stem cells
  • Skin
  • Veins and arteries

Who can donate?

All individuals can indicate their intent to donate (persons younger than 18 years of age must have a parent's or guardian's consent). Medical suitability for donation is determined at the time of death.