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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, 14,35` 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 3,975 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

103,818 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, 1,379 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, 924 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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Donor Registry, Dialysis, Living Donor, Organ Donors, Transplant Waiting List

The Interactive Body

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

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iconRegister to Be a Donor

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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Register for the Donor Dash

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Donor Dash – April 15!

SAVE THE DATE! The 23rd Annual Donor Dash will be SUNDAY, APRIL 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Registration is now open.

The 2018 Donor Dash will feature 10K and 5K runs, a 3K walk, and a Kids Fun Run. This special event attracts people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

Register today: donordash.org

 
 
 
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