Each year, more than 60 kidney transplants are performed at the Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute.
Organ Donation: The Gift Of Life
Donating a lifesaving organ is the most selfless gift you could ever give. More than 100,000 Americans are on organ donor waiting lists, and many of their lives depend on finding a suitable organ or tissue donor.
Organ donation can make a world of difference. On average, 110 people are added to the organ transplant waiting list every day - one every 13 minutes. An average of 19 Americans die each day because the organ they needed didn't come in time. Every person who participates in organ donation can change these numbers for the better.
How Can You Become A Donor?
Living organ donations usually happen when a family member or loved one needs an organ. Living donations include giving a kidney, lung, segments of a liver or bone marrow. Donation at the time of death is called deceased donor organ donation. This allows you to donate many organs, including your heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver and intestines. You may also give tissues such as eyes, skin, bone, heart valves and tendons.
If you would like to get more information about becoming an organ donor, we would love to talk to you about this amazing gift of life you could give to someone else. Click the Request More Information button below or give us a call today.
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