The Gift of Life: Organs & Tissues for Transplant
One person can help many through organ and tissue donation. Learn what can be donated to help save a life or give a better quality of life.
Organs and Tissues
More than 15,735 people in the U.S. await life-saving liver transplants. More than 760 people in the region await life-saving transplants.
There are more than 3,800 people awaiting heart transplants in the U.S. Regionally, there are over 135 people awaiting heart transplants.
More than 99,500 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for kidney transplants. Regionally, over 5,330 people are on the waiting list for kidney transplants.
In children, the small intestine is often transplanted in combination with the liver, stomach and pancreas – a multi-organ transplant.
More than 1,640 people await life-saving lung transplants in the U.S.
Pancreas transplants offer hope to patients with type 1 diabetes.
While many people are familiar with the idea of organ donation, tissue donation is no less a gift of life. The gift of donated tissue can help many people in a variety of ways, and the stories of lives changed by generous donor are countless.
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