Imagine how incredible it is…
You are dead and long gone, but a dozen people in the world are living because of you.
Your eyes are helping a young boy ravished by diabetes and macular degeneration, see.
Your heart is beating for a veteran that needed a new one.
Your kidneys are savings thousands of dollars for an impoverished single mother.
And your lungs are helping a child breathe easier, beating the lung cancer he got from 2nd hand smoke.
All happened because, you, the one person whose tissue matched, made it possible to reach beyond the grave and touch people’s life.
Every year thousands of people receive the gift of life when they get a life-saving transplant such as a kidney, a liver, or intestines. Most organs for transplants come from deceased donors. Did you know that…
- 123,318 people are waiting for an organ
- 21 people will die each day waiting for one
- 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
You can also find more information on www.organdonor.gov.