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Organ Donation Does Not Have to Be Scary

Posted on October 3, 2019

Every year, hundreds of thousands benefit from donated tissue and organs to regain their sight, mobility, and even their lives.

Every day approximately 22 people die waiting for the organ that would have given them a second chance. In the United States, a new person goes on the waiting list every 10 minutes.

When you think of organ donations, you probably think big: hearts, lungs, kidneys, etc. But tissue groups like heart valves, tendons, and ligaments can also be useful. From just a single donor, up to eight lives can be saved through organ donation, and between 50 and 75 lives can be healed through tissue donations.


Organs include:

  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Small Intestine

Tissues include:

  • Corneas
  • Eyes
  • Skin
  • Bone
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Vessels
  • Heart Valves