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U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
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In Your 50s, 60s, or Older?

Then you're just the right age to do something giant for mankind. Take the small step of signing up as an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Any age is the right age to register and help save lives.

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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?

arrow people are waiting for an organ
divider arrow22 people will die each day waiting for an organ
divider arrow1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives

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