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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More than 400 Patients Receive 'Second Chance at Life' Via Organ Donation

PR Newswire

Eight out of 10 Central and South Texas families say 'yes' to donation

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA), the organ procurement organization that provides organ donation and recovery services for families in Central and South Texas, supported 133 noble individuals and their families in offering 419 patients a second chance at life in 2015.

Data from last year shows that 35 percent of these donors made the decision to save lives by signing up with Donate Life Texas, the official registry for organ, eye and tissue donors in Texas. Over the past several years, TOSA has seen an increase in registered donors, easing the burden on families from having to make a difficult decision at a time of grief.

"The continuing increase of registered donors demonstrates the foresight so many individuals in our community possess, which is to help others in need," said TOSA CEO Patrick Giordano.

Additionally, nearly 80 percent of families approached by TOSA consented to donation.
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