More than 113,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. Every ten minutes, someone new is added to the national transplant wait list. One person can save eight lives through the gift of organ donation and up to 75 through the donation of corneas and tissues. Registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor provides hope.
Living donation is when a person donates a portion of their liver or one of their kidneys to someone in need of a transplant. Becoming a living donor is an extraordinary act to save a life. It shortens wait times and allows recipients to be transplanted before their disease becomes worse. People wait years and in some cases die while waiting, due to the shortage of donated organs.