Organ Donation

"Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local coalitions across the united States, dedicated to inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation." Learn about donating organs, either as a living donor or after death. Select and click on the map to learn how to become a donor in your state.
Donate Life South Carolina
Donate Life South Carolina is dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation throughout South Carolina and to providing assistance to transplant patients and their families." This South Carolina site answers basic questions about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. A glossary helps you understand the words doctors and other professionals use when talking about these issues. You can also find contact information for groups in South Carolina that offer support to people and families facing an organ or tissue transplant. Download a donor card. Read personal stories. Learn how to get involved with educational and volunteer programs.
Living Donors
(National Kidney Foundation)
Learn about living donation, when a lving person donates an organ or part of an organ to someone who needs a transplant. A whole kidney and parts of the lung, liver, and pancreas can be transplanted from living donors. This site offers answers to questions and concerns. Learn about the donation process, surgical options, risks, and recovery. The site also offers interactive chat lines and e-mail groups and links to related sites.
National Donor Family Council. The Home for Donor Families
(National Kidney Foundation)
NDFC supports the needs and expectations of donor families and assists the healthcare professionals who work most closely with these families. On this site, donor families and friends can find ways to memorialize those who have given the gift of life. Sharing and Support offers features to connect with other donor families through message boards, writing opportunities, pen pals and more.
Organ Donation
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Coping, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Organizations, Directories, Statistics, and more. Read about organ donation and transplantation, the Donor Family Network, body and tissue donation, living donation (like kidneys), and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
Organ Donation
(Health Resources and Services Administration)
This government site provides information and resources on organ donation and transplantation issues. There is a Frequently Asked Questions section that covers the basics of organ donation. Find out who can be a donor, how you let people know you want to be a donor, if organ donation affects your health care, and other important facts. You can download a donor brochure and donor cards. There are also links to organizations focusing on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
(University of Michigan)
"TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation is a nonprofit educational web site serving the world transplant community. Based at the University of Michigan, TransWeb features news and events, real people's experiences, the top 10 myths about donation, a donation quiz, and a large collection of questions and answers, as well as a reference area with everything from articles to videos. For adults and teens, TransWeb features Give Life: The Transplant Journey a multimedia trip through the donation and transplantation process. A comprehensive subject index, the ability to search the site, and improved navigation make TransWeb useful for a broad audience, including not only transplant patients and their families, but also students and teachers, health care professionals, and the media. "
UNOS. United Network for Organ Sharing
UNOS is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization that administers the nation's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), established by the U.S. Congress in 1984. This organization manages all organ donation and transplant activity in the U.S. You can locate transplant centers in the Resource Directory, learn about the ethics of transplantation and donation, and get answers to basic questions about transplants, donations, waiting lists, and more.

Last Modified: Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:38 AM