Kidney exchanges widens the pool of potential donor organs. Patients find a friend or relative who isn't compatible with them but will donate on their behalf, and the pairs are mixed and matched and a domino effect begins.
This amazing pioneering effort by Georgetown University Hospital to expand kidney transplants was documented by AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. Read the story at the following link: 26 operations, 13 kidneys
“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Register to be a donor & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network. NEW for Ontario: recycleMe.org - Learn The Ins & Outs Of Organ And Tissue Donation. Register Today! For other Canadian provinces click here
In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants. One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves
Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.