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The Gift of Life: Organs & Tissues for Transplant

One person can save or enhance the lives of up to 75 other people through organ and tissue donation. Learn what can be donated to help save a life or give a better quality of life to those in need.

Organs and Tissues

Liver Transplants

Currently, 14,200 people in the U.S. await life-saving liver transplants. In our region alone, 464 people are on the waiting list for a liver transplant.

Heart Transplants

Currently, there are 3,932 people awaiting heart transplants in the U.S. 116 people in our region are on the waiting list for a life-saving heart transplant.

Kidney Transplants

96,927 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for kidney transplants. In the Gift of Life service region, 4,662 people are waiting on a life-saving kidney transplant.

Intestine Transplants

In children, the small intestine is often transplanted in combination with the liver, stomach and pancreas – a multi-organ transplant.

Lung Transplants

Currently, 1,367 people await life-saving lung transplants in the U.S. In our region alone, 135 individuals are on the waiting list for a lung transplant.

Pancreas Transplants

Pancreas transplants offer hope to patients with type 1 diabetes. Currently, 901 Americans are on the waiting list for a pancreas transplant.

Tissue Donation

While many people are familiar with the idea of organ donation, tissue donation is not as familiar, but 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 donors are countless.

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Explore the Interactive Body to learn about organs and tissues needed for others awaiting transplants.

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It’s easy to add the donor designation to your driver's license or state I.D. card. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Sign up today!

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Giving Life a Second Chance

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Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has helped hundreds of thousands of patients through organ and tissue donation.

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Delaware Donor Dash!

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Save the date for the 4th Annual Delaware Donor Dash! Saturday, September 23 at Nemours Estate in Wilmington, DE!

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