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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

Liver Transplants

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.

Heart Transplants

There are more than 3,800 people awaiting heart transplants in the U.S. Regionally, there are over 135 people awaiting heart transplants.

Kidney 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.

Intestine Transplants

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

Lung Transplants

More than 1,640 people await life-saving lung transplants in the U.S.

Pancreas Transplants

Pancreas transplants offer hope to patients with type 1 diabetes.

Tissue Donation

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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Register for the 2014 Dash

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The Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness is designed to help promote organ and tissue donation and highlight the success of transplantation. April 13, 2014.

Learn more about the event and register today!

 
 
 
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