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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
 
 
Thank You for Sharing

Many thanks to donation friends everywhere for helping us spread the message about the gift of life. Today, there are nearly 120 million registered organ, eye, and tissue donors in the U.S. That’s cool!

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Imagine What You Could Make Possible

Chris received a kidney and lived to become a father, husband, and athlete. Amalia received a heart and was able to see her grandson born. See the stories of lives transformed in our new "Made Possible" ads.

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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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