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The Learning Center: Facts, Terms, FAQs, and More

The Learning Center offers background, history and information about the world of organ donation and transplantation.

Learn the facts and myths about organ donation. Review the history of transplantation in the timeline. Discover the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about donation. And get the definition of organ donation terms from the glossary.

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The first successful organ transplant happened more than 50 years ago. Visit our timeline to learn more significant milestones in organ donation and transplantation history.

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In this section, you will find answers to dozens of the most frequently asked questions about who can donate, the donation process, transplantation and more.


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Unfortunately, myths and misperceptions about organ donation can prevent people from registering to give the gift of life. Learn the facts and share your knowledge to encourage donation by others.

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The field of donation and transplantation has its own language. Get definitions of terms and topics here.


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Real Stories of Donation

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Amalia: Heart Recipient

"If not for her heart transplant, Amalia would have missed watching her family grow up….”

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