Changing Lives Through Organ Donation
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Organ donors give more time for life and laughter.
Organ donors give more time for life and laughter.
Almost anyone can be a donor, regardless of age.
Almost anyone can be a donor, regardless of age.
It takes just minutes to give the gift of life.
It takes just minutes to give the gift of life.
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  • Donation and Transplantation: How Does It Work?

    This animated video explains the transplant waiting list, how someone becomes a donor, the process of matching organs, and signing up to share the gift of life. The video was produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).

  • FAQs: Answers for You!

    • What organs and tissues can I donate?
    • What is brain death?
    • Is there a cost to be a donor?

    Learn More

  • “How Drake, Our 4-Year-Old, Gave His Kidneys and Became a Miracle for Others”

    Drake Pettit

    My name is Jaime Erskine-Pettit. I am a Physician Assistant. My husband Brian Pettit and I have been blessed with four beautiful children. On June 23, 2012 our whole life changed.

    READ DRAKE'S STORY, IN HIS MOTHER'S WORDS

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  • THIS MONTH’S FACT About Organ Donation

    • Someone declared brain dead is clinically and legally dead. Brain death is different than coma or persistent vegetative state. It occurs when a person has an irreversible, catastrophic brain injury, which causes total cessation of all brain function.

      Laws strictly prohibit doctors who declare a patient brain dead from participating in the recovery and transplantation of donated organs.

    • Check out more about brain death in "10 Facts About Organ Donation"
 
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