Understanding the facts of organ donation saves lives.

The more you know, the more you can be empowered.

You are NOT too old or sick to sign up as an organ donor.

Don’t rule yourself out due to age or medical conditions. 1 out of 3 deceased donors in the U.S. are over the age of 50. Physicians will determine at the time of death what organs and tissues can be donated to help others.

Your medical care will not change because of your decision to donate.

Medical teams are obligated to do everything in their power to save patient lives. A person’s donation status is irrelevant and not available to hospital teams.

You can have an open casket funeral after donation.

Donor heroes are treated with care, respect and dignity above all else during organ and tissue recovery. An open-casket funeral is possible.

Organs and tissues cannot be sold.​

Federal law prohibits the sale of organs and tissues. All anatomical donations are an extraordinary gift––the gift of life.

Organ donation and transplantation helps grieving families.

In the event of a tragedy, most families say that donation provides light in a time of darkness.

The Need Is Serious

More than 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.


Even the largest football stadium in the U.S. could not fit the number of people on the national transplant waiting list.

Every 10 minutes another person is added to the transplant waiting list.

94% of people in the U.S. support organ donation, but only half are actually signed up to be a donor.