What Can Be Donated

A decision to donate life is among the most powerfully positive decisions an individual can make. Just look at the good it can do:

  • Kidney transplantation allows the recipient to live a life free from dialysis treatments.
  • Pancreas transplantation releases the diabetic from insulin therapy and halts the progress of a ravaging disease.
  • Liver transplantation saves the lives of many children, as well as adults.
  • Heart, heart-lung and lung transplantation gives hope to thousands of people and their families.
  • Cornea transplants let people see the beauty of the world around them.
  • Intestinal transplants let the recipients receive life-sustaining nutrients and energy from food instead of tubes and chemical support.
  • Heart valves save the lives of those threatened by disease or malfunction.
  • Bone and tendons are used to restore function, prevent limb amputation and dramatically impact the quality of life for the recipient.
  • Donated skin provides an immediate covering to protect burn victims from infection.
  • A living donor can give a kidney, partial liver, lung, bone marrow and blood to help save the life of another.

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