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Donate Your Life

Posted by Emily Ledergerber in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Donate Your Life donate your organs Donate you life is an interesting concept. A lot of you may even question, what exactly does it mean to “donate your life”? This blog post is intended to help inform you of how you can help through registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. We will start by saying that we understand that becoming a donor is not for everyone, and we respect that. For those that are interested in registering to become a donor, you are opening the door to bridge the gap between one family’s mourning and another’s healing.   According to OrganDonor.gov:

  • There were over 116,000 men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list as of August 2017
  • 33,611 Transplants were performed in 2016
  • 20 People die each day waiting for a transplant
  • Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list
  • 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 54% are actually signed up as donors.
  Your tissue can do so much for someone in need. By donating your tissues, ligaments, and bones your donation can give the gift of movement back to a person. By donating live organs such as kidneys or even lobes of your liver, you are able to donate while still alive due to the ability for the human body regenerate liver lobes and live with only one kidney. And when you’re gone, your eyes, organs and even your skin can be transplanted to someone in need.   Someday, it could be you or one of your family members in need. Life is unpredictable and you never know when an emergency or health condition will arise.   Interest in donating? You can register to become an organ donor at https://www.organdonor.gov/register.html. You never know what one tiny donation could do to save a life.