Monday, April 02, 2007

Some notes on living donation

Transplant Living, a U.S. on-line resource for transplant information, published this article in their current newsletter. Living donor transplants are becoming more prevalent as thousands more people are waiting for life-saving transplants than donor organs are available. Visit the web site.

Living Donation

Living organ donation dates back to 1954, when a kidney from one twin was successfully transplanted into his identical brother. Today, the number of living organ donors is more than 6,000 per year. And one in four of these donors isn’t biologically related to the recipient.

By offering a kidney, lobe of a lung, portion of the liver, pancreas, or intestine, living donors offer their loved one or friend an alternative to waiting on the national transplant waiting list for an organ from a deceased donor.

To learn more about living organ donation, Visit the web site.

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

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