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U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
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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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Don't Rule Yourself Out

People of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens have been organ donors. There's no age limit. In fact, people in their 90s have been donors. Learn more here about age, health, and 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
 21 people will die each day waiting for an organ
 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives

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