Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.
Donating your organs is an important decision. Get the answers to common questions about what it means when you sign up to be an organ donor.
The heart. Have you ever wondered how this amazing organ can be transplanted from one person to another? So much depends on timing — and every step must be flawlessly executed by a highly skilled medical team.
If you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a fraction of the time. They find … Read More
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Today across the U.S., more than 117,000 people are waiting for that gift of life from an organ donor. Trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss are all reasons why someone may need an organ, tissue or blood donation at some point in their lives. It could happen to any one … Read More
Early this month on Facebook, among all the vacation pictures and details of daily life, people started to add a much more important kind of “status update” — declaring themselves organ donors on the social network. Within a day after Facebook added a feature that allows people to declare themselves organ donors, more than 100,000 … Read More