Why be a Donor?

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What you need to know:

Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives. To learn more, choose an option below.

Renowned transplant surgeon Dr. Chris Barry discusses the power and importance of transplant in this short video.

Learn more about donation and transplantation by watching this video produced by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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