Which organs and tissues are most needed?

By |2019-06-28T13:07:13-05:00June 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 |2019-07-08T12:33:25-05:00June 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 |2019-07-08T12:58:16-05:00June 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 [...]

What Happens After a Donation?

By |2019-07-08T13:00:07-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|

Organ and tissue donation is a gift that costs you nothing but is priceless for the recipient. Just ask Alejandro from Texas who was finally able to clearly see his family for the first time at the age of seven after receiving the gift of a cornea from a donor. Talk with Donald in New York [...]

How Many Lives Can One Donor Save?

By |2019-06-14T16:11:23-05:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, For the Public|

Imagine doing one simple thing that took just minutes and required no payment but could save up to eight lives as well as enhance the lives of more than 25 people. This is the impact you could make by becoming a registered organ and tissue donor. An overwhelming 95 percent of adults in the United States [...]

The Facts & Fallacies About Organ & Tissue Donation

By |2019-06-14T16:07:59-05:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, For the Public|

Unless you or a family member are on a waiting list for an organ donation, it may not seem like an area for concern. However, the need for organ donors is great according to the American Transplant Foundation and should be considered by everyone regardless of current need. The foundation reports that every day, an average [...]

Mother Honors Donor In Spirit Son By Advocating For Donation

By |2019-03-18T12:00:27-05:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|Tags: , |

Organ and tissue donation is a clinical, emotional and complex process. Saying yes to donation is courageous and generous, but it is not always easy. For Yolanda Wallace, the donation experience was filled with doubt and fears, but, ultimately, she is honoring her son’s giving nature by using her experience and voice to help future donor [...]

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