This post was last updated on April 6, 2017.
April is National Donate Life Month and the need for organ donors is greater than ever.
More than 118,000 people currently are waiting for organ transplant. Thousands more are in need of tissue and corneal transplants. Organs from healthy donors can help save or dramatically improve the lives of others.
It’s all the more reason to consider adding a notation to your driver’s license or state-issued I.D. that you are an organ donor. Should something happen to you, you can still have the power to help others with otherwise healthy organs.
How Many Lives Can One Organ Donor Save?
A single organ donor may save up to eight people and a single tissue donor may enhance the lives of up to 50 people. You have the power to save lives and improve the quality of life of those in need of any form of transplant.
Organs that can be donated for transplant:
Tissue that can be donated for transplant:
- Heart valves