Why You Should
Register to Be a Donor?


The numbers are alarming

Currently, there are over 113,500 people awaiting a life saving organ.  22 people die a day waiting for a life saving organ.  We are here to change that.

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At A Glance

110000
Waiting
as of May 2020

People need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 74,660 people are active waiting list candidates.

14500
Performed
January - May 2020

Transplants performed this year. 
Total Transplants January – March 2019 
as of 05/09/2019

6500
Donors
January - May 2020

Total Donors
January – March 2019 as of 05/09/2019

Facts About Organ Donation

Organs and tissue that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, nerve and heart valves.

Even if you have indicated your wishes on your driver’s license, state donor registry or the National Donate Life Registry, share your decision with your family so they know your wishes.

Facts About Organ Donation

An open-casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors.

A national computer system and strict standards are in place to ensure ethical and fair distribution of organs. Organs are matched by blood and tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time and geographic location.

Facts About Organ Donation

Organs and tissue that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, nerve and heart valves.

Even if you have indicated your wishes on your driver’s license, state donor registry or the National Donate Life Registry, share your decision with your family so they know your wishes.

Facts About Organ Donation

An open-casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors.

A national computer system and strict standards are in place to ensure ethical and fair distribution of organs. Organs are matched by blood and tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time and geographic location.

Leave a legacy of life be an organ donor.

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Will This Day Be My Last?

The new book, written by DJ Jordan, sharing his compelling story about the irrelevance of ethnicity and gender relative to organ transplantation. He tells the story of his journey in receiving three life-saving organ transplants; all three organs in less than one year. All three life-saving organs from someone of a different race and gender.