DUE FOR A CHANGE

Donate Life

Who:

Donate Life.

What:

In the United States alone 8,000 people die yearly awaiting an organ transplant. The incredible advances in medical technology providing such options are simply not being upheld by organ donations themselves. Those in good physical and mental health can make live donations of both liver and kidneys at no personal cost (read more about the process of living donations here). So far in science, these organs can be transplanted:

Heart

Lung

Kidney

Liver

Intestines

Pancreas

Cornea

Tissue

Donate Life’s objective of making organ donation more accessible and recognized has been successful, as they have facilitated the growth of the donor registry to 129 million. They are the primary resource in providing the information donors and recipients need, as well as spreading the word and connecting organizations to those interested in donation.

Where:

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, operating nationwide.

When:

1992: The Coalition On Donation was formed.

2006: The Coalition On Donation was changed to Donate Life America in order to align with the organization direction.

How:

Register to donate now or after death, donate financially, shop, spread the word to help save the 120,000 currently waiting on an organ in the U.S..

WHY:

We each have unique perspectives of the world based on our individual experiences. A Duer is someone that feels a personal responsibility to support the world in the most positive ways they know how. That means finding people and organizations that you have come to believe in and feel passionate about, and standing with them however you are capable. Whether your inspiration leads you to a donation or to the steps of the capitol, find the change that you believe is due.

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