Learn what and when you can donate, how organ donors match to organ recipients, and how the transplant process works.
Donation after life
Learn about donation after death and why only three in 1,000 people actually become donors even though 170 million are registered.
Matching donors with recipients
Doctors add patients in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The OPTN is a national computer system. It puts patients in order on the waiting list and matches them to donors.
The organ transplant process
Find out how patients in need of a transplant get on OPTN’s waiting list. Learn what happens before, during, and after the transplant.
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