Currently, more than 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States. Each year, approximately one-third of those people receive life-saving transplants and a hope for a renewed life. This is due to the generosity of individuals who at a time of personal grief think of others in need. Despite this generosity, the need continues to grow. Each day, 21 people die while waiting for a transplant. A new name is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
Questions regarding organ donation?
This video will help answer your questions you might have.
Organ & Tissue Donation Facts
According to research, 98% of all adults have heard about organ donation and 86% have heard of tissue donation. 90% of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to be a donor.
To make sure you are following the essential steps, let your family know your wishes. Second register as a donor by designating it on your driver’s license or register at Donate Life. Talking and making a decision now will help alleviate the difficult decision your family may have to make later.
Register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at DonateLife today!
Source: Donate Life America Website