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.
Donor heroes are treated with care, respect and dignity above all else during organ and tissue recovery. An open-casket funeral is possible.
Federal law prohibits the sale of organs and tissues. All anatomical donations are an extraordinary gift––the gift of life.
In the event of a tragedy, most families say that donation provides light in a time of darkness.
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.