LifeShare OK reaches organ donation milestone early this year

The City Sentinel | Darla Sheldon

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently had its 100th organ donor for 2015. Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives. This is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history.

This mark was previously reached in 2007 with 109 donors. Last year LifeShare recovered its 100th donor on September 29 and ended 2014 with 141 donors.

LifeShare is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) in Oklahoma. It is dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes.

"This is by far the earliest we’ve ever recovered this number of donors," said Jeffrey Orlowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeShare. "As a result of the donors’ and donor families’ generosity, we are 9 weeks ahead of last year’s life-saving pace." Continue reading