Organ Donation Facts and Information
Over 118,000 people are waiting for transplants. The demand for organs far exceeds the supply.
More than 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
Another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every ten minutes.
One organ donor can save up to eight lives.
Anyone can become an organ donor, no matter your medical history or how old you are.
Organs and tissues that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, and heart valves.
After you have indicated your wishes on your drivers’ license or in a national or state registry, tell your family so they understand and can communicate your decision when you cannot.
95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 54% have registered as donors.
HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Register to become an organ donor and encourage your friends and family to do so as well. Once you’ve registered, remember to tell your family about your decision.
To Remember Me: An essay by Robert N. Test
To Remember Me is an essay written by Robert Noel Test in 1976. He told Abigail Van Buren that he had written it during his lunch break. He also told her he had only a high school education and wrote “for the fun of it.”
JUST FOR FUN: Transplant Man needs his organs put back. Can you give him a little help?
Just click and drag the organs on the left to the proper place on transplant man.