Learn how organ transplant recipients, families, and donors celebrated Donate Life Month in 2018

On average 22 people die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. But what if one simple act could help save the lives of those 22 people?

During National Donate Life Month, we honor all of those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation. They have made a difference in so many lives, including those waiting for an organ transplant and their families. Thank you to the transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, and UPMC and CORE staff for helping us celebrate National Donate Life.

Learn more at the website for UPMC Transplant Services

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For more than four decades, UPMC Transplant Services has been a leader in organ transplantation. Our clinicians have performed more than 20,000 organ transplant procedures, making UPMC one of the foremost organ transplant centers in the world. We are home to some of the world’s foremost transplant experts and take on some of the most challenging cases. Through research, we have developed new therapies that provide our patients better outcomes — so organ recipients can enjoy better health with fewer restrictions. Above all, we are committed to providing compassionate, complete care that can change – and save – our patients’ lives. Visit our website to find a provider near you.