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Organ donation saves lives. In this animated video, Neff and Nuff talk about how to “share your spare” and what it means to donate the “gift of life.” Register to become an organ donor and encourage your friends and family to do so as well.

Executive Producer: Renal Support Network, Producer, Director, Animator and Script Writer: Steve Moore, Music: Ian Rees, Voice Over Talent-Neff: Jill-Michele Meleán (English), Nuff: Joseph D. Reitman (English), Neff: Sandra Valls (Español), Nuff: Andres Mejia (Español). Concept of animation based on Renal Support Network’s “Share Your Spare” kidney transplant conversation tool kit.

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The Need

Over 100,000 people are waiting for transplants with over 85 percent of people needing a kidney. The wait time for a kidney can be up to 10 years. Without life-sustaining dialysis or a kidney transplant, that person will not survive. Kidney transplants have a tremendous success rate.

The Facts

• Anyone can become an organ donor, no matter your medical history or how old you are.

• One organ donor can save up to eight lives.

• 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.

What Can You Do To Help?

Register to Be a Donor
You can sign up to be an organ donor, which is then indicated on your driver’s license. It’s important to express your wishes to your close family members so they can carry out those wishes if something unexpected happens to you.

Living Donation Options
You can become an altruistic donor. This means that right now, while you’re still alive, you can donate one of your kidneys. You can give a kidney to someone you know, or even sign up to donate a kidney to someone you don’t know.

Get a Share Your Spare Kit
To help you spread the word about giving the gift of life, we’ll send you a “Share Your Spare” Kit, a gift to you from RSN with a donation of $50. In your kit you’ll find two plush kidneys, two information booklets, one to keep and one to give away

Get The Word Out On Social Media

Social Media
Your special voice can have a powerful impact raising awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. We’ll give you tips to help you share information with your friends, followers and the online community.

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April is National Organ Donation Month. Register to become an organ donor and learn about living donation at https://www.rsnhope.org/organdonation/.

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April is National Organ Donation Month. Register to become an organ donor and learn about living donation at https://www.rsnhope.org/organdonation/.

Wear a Kidney to Raise Awareness

Sporting one of the EmbraceHope kidney-themed jewelry pieces can be a great conversation starter. Each hand-crafted piece arrives packaged in a keepsake Organza Bag with an RSN Embrace Hope Card as a token reminder that your purchase of this special gift helped benefit those with kidney disease. All sales benefit the Renal Support Network’s life-enriching programs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ORGAN DONOR REGISTRATION

US GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ON ORGAN DONATION AND TRASPLANTATION

LIVING DONATION ASSISTANCE

The need far exceeds the organs available for people who are one the national transplant waiting list. Share this information about organ donation to let people know about the need for organ donors.

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