Alysse, Tissue Recipient

Why Consider Donation

Nationally, more than 114,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Sadly, 20 people die each day waiting. Surveys indicate 95 percent of individuals in the US  express their strong support of organ and tissue donation. 60 percent of eligible Nevadans have actually registered to become donors – exceeding the national average of 54 percent but still more donors are needed!

 

The impact of one organ and tissue donor is extraordinary.

One donor can save up to eight lives through the gifts of lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. Donors impact the lives of 50 or more people through the gift of tissue. For example, heart valves can be transplanted into children born with congenital heart defects. Skin tissue can be used to heal burn victims and for those who suffer from a disfiguring injury or disease. Corneal donation can restore sight to those whose vision has been compromised.

 

You can make a difference.

Surveys indicate 95 percent of individuals in the US  express their strong support of organ and tissue donation. 60 percent of eligible Nevadans have actually registered to become donors – exceeding the national average of 54 percent but still more donors are needed!

 

Organ and tissue donation are one of the greatest gifts you can ever give.

 

 

 

 

 

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

– MOTHER TERESA