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Don’t Let Age Prevent You From Becoming an Organ Donor

By |2019-08-02T16:32:47-06:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

  As medical science continues to advance, the call for donated organs and tissues increases. Back in 1991, there were 23,000 people on the national transplant waiting list but in 2018, the number had grown to 113,000 men, women and children in the United States awaiting a transplant according to information from the Organ Procurement and [...]

How Living Kidney Donation Works

By |2019-08-02T16:22:26-06:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

More than 100,000 people are on a waiting list for kidney donations in the United States, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. On average, a new name is added to the list every 14 minutes. Tragically, an average of 13 people die each day because a kidney donor was not available [...]

What is Tissue Donation?

By |2019-08-02T16:14:12-06:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Every day people experience life-altering medical improvements through tissue transplants from organ and tissue donors. Al Higginbotham was on a hunting trip when a tree branch fell on him and crushed five vertebrae in his spine. He was told that he would be confined to a wheelchair, never to walk again. He underwent a bone transplant [...]

Which organs and tissues are most needed?

By |2019-06-28T13:07:13-06:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|

Which organs and tissues are most needed? Every morning more than 3,000 Illinois residents and 1,147 Indiana residents wake up hoping that this is the day their lives will change. They hope that this is the day that matching donors will be found so they can receive kidney transplants and new hope for life. Kidneys are [...]

What organs and tissues can be donated while alive?

By |2019-07-08T12:33:25-06:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|

Which organs and tissues can come from living donors? Understanding the need Every 10 minutes it happens. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the list of more than 113,000 people currently waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. The names on the list include infants, toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents who all [...]

How do I donate an organ to someone in my family?

By |2019-07-08T12:58:16-06:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|

Being on a waiting list for an organ transplant is stressful. With each passing day of waiting, the person becomes weaker, making the success of the eventual transplant more tenuous. For some patients, the best chance of survival is finding a living donor as soon as possible. The first organ to be successfully transplanted was a [...]

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