Did you know nationally, there are over 100,000 people waiting for life sustaining organs and 2,800 of them are in the state of Virginia? On average, 18 men, women and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
Three Virginians die each week, and about every 10 minutes someone is added to the life-saving organ list. There are about 28,000 organ transplants that take place each year, and over 700 of them are in Virginia.
Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person.
• One organ donor can save up to nine lives.
• One tissue donor can enhance over 50 lives.
• One cornea donor can bring sight to two people
• You can donate to research, therapy and education.