The Gift of Life: Organs & Tissues for Transplant
One person can save or enhance the lives of up to 50 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
Currently, 15,405 people in the U.S. await life-saving liver transplants. In our region alone, 756 people await life-saving transplants.
Currently, there are 3,965 people awaiting heart transplants in the U.S. 108 people in our region are awaiting heart transplants.
101,699 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for kidney transplants. In the Gift of Life service region, 5,339 people are waiting on a life-saving kidney transplant.
In children, the small intestine is often transplanted in combination with the liver, stomach and pancreas – a multi-organ transplant.
Currently, 1,649 people await life-saving lung transplants in the U.S. In our region alone, 121 individuals are on the waiting list for a lung transplant.
Pancreas transplants offer hope to patients with type 1 diabetes. Currently, 1,123 Americans are on the waiting list for a pancreas transplant.
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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