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Organ transplantation gives thousands of children and adults each year a renewed chance at living full and active lives. However, the need for organs and tissue outweighs their availability.
What organs and tissues can be transplanted?
Organs and tissues that can be transplanted include:
- Middle ear
- Bone marrow
- Heart valves
- Connective tissue
- Vascularized composite allografts (transplant of several structures that may include skin, bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue)
Committing to be an organ donor is a generous decision that can save the lives of up to eight individuals, and even more if a donor can give corneas and tissue. Almost anyone, regardless of age, race or gender, can become an organ and tissue donor, and there are no costs to the person’s family or estate.
Below are some basic facts about the need for organ donations and transplantations:
- Waiting list candidates as of February 2017: 118,511
- U.S. Transplants, January – December 2016: 33,597
- U.S. Organ Donors, January – December 2016: 15,945
(Source: United Network for Organ Sharing)Save a Life – Share or Register View how many people are waiting
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