Donation is important because thousands of people die or suffer needlessly each year due to a lack of organ and tissue donors. A single donor can save the lives of up to eight (8) people and enhance the lives of at least 50 others. There are two primary donation types, living and deceased donation. Both forms of organ and tissue donation have options that offer an opportunity to enhance someone else’s life in a way that the donor, and their families, will never forget.
Living donation opportunities include blood and plasma, bone marrow, and a kidney, liver segment and in rare cases a segment of other organs or uterus.
Deceased donation opportunities include donation of kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestine, willed body donation, and tissue, including eye donation. Click each donation type to learn more.
Everyone should consider themselves a potential donor at time of death. To learn more about eligibility, healthcare information, myths, please visit donation frequently asked questions. If you are interested in being a living donor, please visit Be A Living Donor. If you choose to be a registered donor, register here.