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More than 11,000 companies, associations, and organizations have joined as "Workplace Partners" and helped to register more than 580,000 organ and tissue donors.

Each day, an average of 77 Americans receive a life-saving organ transplant, and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants.

As of March 2011, more than 111,000 people were awaiting an organ transplant in the U.S.

More than 100 people die every week while on the national transplant list waiting for an organ.


The United States Department of Health and Human Services started the WPFL.

HRSA is one agency within HHS and is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.

HRSA’s Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation provides oversight of the national system of recovery, allocation, and transplantation activities.

HRSA conducts professional and public education initiatives, including grant and research projects and the Workplace Partnership for Life and the National Donation Campus Challenge, a Workplace Partnership project.

Workplace Partners

A collaboration with companies and employee groups of all sizes to make information on donation available to employees. Employers and employee groups are to be encouraged to develop their own campaigns. The following are “charter” members:
AetnaAshland, Inc.Ford Motor Company
Allfirst BankBank of AmericaGeneral Motors Corporation
AlticorBar LaboratoriesMetLife
American AirlinesBaxter Healthcare3M
American Chiropractic AssociationDaimler Chrysler Corporation/
United Auto Workers
United States Postal Service
Aon CorporationFamily Circle Magazine,
a publication of Gruner and Jahr

The Workplace Partnership for Life is truly a win-win campaign in which everyone can play a significant role in recruiting potential organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors. Thousands of U.S. corporations, organizations, and associations are working to create a "donation friendly America" by joining the Workplace Partnership for Life. Participants offer employees or members an opportunity to learn about,discuss, and make decisions concerning the donation of organs, tissue, marrow and blood. Many partners have created innovative donation awareness programs. We have a wide range of partners of every size in locations all across America. Perhaps one of them has designed a promotion program that will work for you. Let us know what you are doing. We look forward to hearing from you.

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