1 Donor Can Save up to 8 + Improve up to 75 Lives
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Also seen on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/embed/feed/update/urn:li:share:7128698545490026496: “What it means when you sign up to be an organ, eye, or tissue donor.” by Katie McCallum
Some organs (like one of your two kidneys or a portion of your liver) can be donated to another human while you’re alive. Other organs, eyes, and skin are typically donated by a deceased person to help improve the lives of those left living. In a way, it’s the last, best gift someone can give. And for most of us, we can sign-up for this super ability simply by selecting “organ donor” when we renew our state-issued driver’s license. It’s all pretty fascinating. Cheers to humanity!
Organ donation improves lives, and dare I say it improves humanity. A lot of great organizations (HRSA, UNOS, AOPO, Donate Life America, National Kidney Foundation, the America Kidney Fund, Global Transplant Solutions, and more) are working to make allografts happen better and more often.
More from Penn Medicine on the subject. What do you think?