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U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
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Imagine What You Could Make Possible

Chris received a kidney and lived to become a husband, father, and athlete. A transplant surgeon's vision was saved. See the stories of lives transformed in our new "Made Possible" public service ads.

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Share Your Wishes With Your Family

In April, we celebrate the good that organ, eye, and tissue donors make possible. It’s a great time to tell your family and friends that you want to be a donor. They may want to sign up too!

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Ever Wonder How Donation Works?

Watch this animated video to see what happens during organ donation and transplantation, how someone becomes a donor, and how organs are matched. View it below or click Learn More.

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Read Inspiring Donation Stories

In Life Stories, you'll find many inspiring stories of people from all over the U.S.—recipients, living donors, deceased donors and their families, and people making a difference as donation supporters.

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Why Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation?

people are waiting for an organ
 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives

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