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About Organ and Tissue Donation

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Why Donate?

Nationally, there are approximately 113,000 people waiting for an organ transplant. Every ten minutes, another person is added to the list. You can help by registering as an organ donor.

How Does Organ and Tissue Donation Work?

Gift of Life coordinates the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant. The complex organ and tissue donation and transplant process involves collaborating with highly skilled medical professionals at many different levels.

Gift of Life Stories

Read these inspiring stories about how organ and tissue donation and transplantation touches and transforms lives.

Our Impact in 2019

664
Organ Donors
1,865
Organs Transplanted
1,305
Musculoskeletal Donors
2,234
Cornea Donors