National Donate Life Month

April 2024

When you become a donor, you may save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation. Last year alone, organ donors made more than 23,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss.

Every 8 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list. Of the people on this list, 18 people die each day waiting for a donor organ that never comes. You have the power to change this through your donation.

Learn The Facts:

  • Fact: Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor. The transplant team will determine at an individual’s time of death whether a donation is possible.
  • Fact: Most major religions in the United States support organ donation and consider a donation as the final act of love and generosity toward others.
  • Fact: If you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the number one priority is to save your life.
  • Fact: When matching donor organs to recipients, the computerized matching system considers issues such as the severity of illness, blood type, time spent waiting, geographic location, and other important medical information. The recipient’s sex, race or socioeconomic status does not figure in.
  • Fact: There is no cost to donors or their families for organ or tissue donation.
  • Fact: Every state provides access to a donor registry where its residents can indicate their donation decision.

By registering as an organ donor, you have the power to offer hope and healing to those in need. Your decision to donate organs can provide a lifeline to individuals fighting for another chance at life, offering them the opportunity to thrive and experience life’s precious moments. Register to become an organ donor today at

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