Be The One. One Organ Donor Can Save Eight Lives.

Be the One to Save Eight Lives

Every day, 22 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.

A single organ, eye, and tissue donor has the potential to save eight lives and help up to 75 more individuals. By registering as an organ donor, you can be the one who impacts the lives of so many others.

Together, UPMC Transplant Services, Donate Life America, and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) celebrate the gift of life. We urge you to be the one who may save eight lives by becoming an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

Know the Facts

  • On average, one person is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
  • Nearly 115,000 people in the United States need a lifesaving organ transplant, with thousands more in need of tissue and corneal transplants.
  • Surgeons can transplant a kidney, part of the liver, and bone marrow from living donors.

Meet Justin, Maureen, and Paul

Learn about the lifesaving impact organ donors can make.

Justin Reed

Justin Reed Donate Life 2019

Living organ donors give the gift of life. Pittsburgher Justin Reed has given the gift of life – twice.

Learn how Justin gave the gift of life as a living donor.

Maureen Hammond

Maureen Hammond Donate Life Month 2019

Maureen beat cancer only to find out she had end-stage renal failure. The gift of a kidney from a deceased donor saved her life.

Read Maureen’s lifesaving kidney transplant story.

Paul McGuinness

Paul McGuinness Donate Life 2019

In 1988, Paul McGuinness became the second person at UPMC to receive a double lung transplant. He recently celebrated 30 years post-transplantation.

Learn about Paul’s life 30 years after his lung transplant.