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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 an 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.

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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.

Learn about the difference one organ donor can make

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:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Pancreas
  • Intestines

Tissue that can be donated for transplant:

  • Corneas
  • Bone/tendon
  • Vein/artery
  • Heart valves
  • Skin

To learn more about organ donation, including debunked myths about organ donation, or to register as an organ donor, visit UPMC’s living donor website.

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Established in 1981, UPMC Transplant Services is one of the foremost organ transplant centers in the world. Our clinicians have performed more than 20,000 organ transplant procedures, including liver, kidney, pancreas, single and double lung, heart, and more. We are home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts and have a long history of developing new antirejection therapies—so organ recipients can enjoy better health with fewer restrictions.