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How You Can Help

 
REGISTER

Make the commitment
Decide to be an organ and tissue donor.

Sign up on your state's donor registry.

Your decision to be a donor may help to save or enhance over 50 lives.

Find your state donor registry



INFORM OTHERS

Inform others
Don't keep your decision a secret.

Share the news
Tell your family and friends about your decision. Share information with them when they have questions.

 Speak up
Talk about donation at every opportunity.

Together we can make a difference.



GET INVOLVED

There are lots of ways you can help promote donation—in your community, at school, at work and where you worship.

Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL)
The WPFL brings together the federal government, the organ donation community, and businesses of all kinds to spread the word about donor registration. Their goal is help America become "donation-friendly"—through education and opportunities for people to sign up. WPFL partners have helped to register over 580,000 organ, eye, and tissue donors.

> Find out more

Join the Campus Challenge
This campaign brings local organ and tissue donation groups together with colleges, universities, and other post-high school campuses. As a Campus Challenge Partner, you can help spread the word about the great need for organ and tissue donors.

> Find out more

Join the WPFL Hospital Campaign
This program brings together hospitals, medical groups and other health care organizations with local donation groups. As a Hospital Campaign Partner, you can help let others know how they can "let life bloom" by signing up in their state donor registries.

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“When I was at my sickest, I felt there was no hope left for me. Now I provide hope to those who are waiting for the gift of life”

> Read more about my story

Image of Mireya Vallina who is a kidney recipient


JOIN THE EFFORT TO SAVE LIVES

> National Events: Visit this page for information and dates of national events and nationally designated months and days when activities related to transplantation and donation take place.

> Organ Procurement Organizations: For volunteer opportunities, such as public outreach, contact your local organ procurement organization (OPO). OPOs coordinate activities related to organ donation in designated service areas.

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