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U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
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Organdonor.gov Go to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Website organdonor.gov: Give the Gift of Life
 
 
National Minority Donor Awareness

This observance, from August 1 to 7, is the perfect time to recognize donors, learn the facts, and encourage sign-ups. Find out about organ donation and minorities here.

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Any Age Is
The Right Age

People of all ages have been organ donors. There’s no age limit. In fact, people in their 90s have been donors. Learn more about age and organ donation.

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Ever Wonder How Donation Works?

Watch this animated video to see what happens during organ donation and transplantation, how someone becomes a donor, and how organs are matched. View it below or click Learn More.

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Read Inspiring Donation Stories

In Life Stories, you'll find many inspiring stories of people from all over the U.S.—recipients, living donors, deceased donors and their families, and people making a difference as donation supporters.

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Why Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation?

people are waiting for an organ
 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
 

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