Give the Gift of a Second Chance
Every day, 21 people in the United States die while waiting for an organ transplant. For people whose organs are failing because of disease or injury, donated organs and tissue may offer the gift of hope. Everyone who signs up to be a donor is pledging to give more than their organs. They are giving recipients a second chance to live their lives to the fullest.
Register to be an Organ Donor today.
A single organ, tissue, and eye donor has the potential to save eight lives and help more than 75 people.
In partnership with UPMC Transplant Services, Donate Life America, and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) we celebrate the gift of life and encourage others to register as organ donors and to give others a second chance at life.
Know the Facts
- On average, one person is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
- Nearly 115,000 people currently are waiting for organ transplantation, with thousands more in need of tissue and corneal transplants.
- A kidney, a portion of the liver, and bone marrow can each be transplanted from living donors.