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About Donation

Donation Facts

  • There are currently more than 115,000 people awaiting a transplant in the United States. This doesn’t include the amount who need Musculoskeletal, skin, or corneal transplants.
  • One donor can save 8 lives and improve the lives of up to 50 people. This doesn’t include the endless benefit of medical research that donors can contribute to as well.
  • There are more people in need of a transplant than there are donors.
  • No costs are ever charged to the donor’s family or estate.
  • Most religions endorse donation as a charitable deed.
  • Tissue donors can range in age from infant to 85 years old.
  • Tissue recovery can occur up to 24 hours after a person has passed away.
  • Skilled professional surgically remove donated tissues in a sterile environment.
  • The best way to become a donor is to speak to your loved ones about your wishes.


Here are some questions that we get asked frequently.