DL Life Logo - - - - 121,159 AMERICANS ARE CANDIDATES ON THE UNOS TRANSPLANT WAIT LIST DL Life Logo 100,376 waiting for a kidney DL Life Logo 14,753 wait-listed for a liver DL Life Logo 1,029 waiting for a pancreasDL Life Logo 1,924 needing a Kidney-PancreasDL Life Logo 4,156 waiting for a life-saving heartDL Life Logo 1,469 waiting for a lungDL Life Logo 42 waiting for a heart-lungDL Life Logo 269 waiting for small bowelDL Life Logo One organ donor has the opportunity to save up to 8 lives DL Life Logo One tissue donor has the opportunity to save and -or enhance the lives of 50 or more individuals DL Life Logo An average of 22 people die everyday while waiting for a transplant. DL Life Logo You have the power to SAVE Lives by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor, so what are you waiting for? To learn how to register click HEREDL Life Logo

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

National Kidney Foundation Statement on Organ Donation and iPhone Health App


NEW YORK, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quotes for attribution to Kevin Longino, CEO, National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

"The announcement today by Donate Life America and Apple® to provide an organ donation sign-up process through the iPhone Health app not only marks an important step towards increasing organ donation, it further demonstrates the key role technology can play in helping solve urgent health issues. Tapping into the way Americans use technology to reach a new audience of people who may never have considered organ donation before is a critical element to shortening the wait list. "

"Over 100,000 Americans are currently on the kidney transplant list. With only 18,000 kidney transplants performed over the last year, the need has far outpaced the available supply. In 2015 alone, more than 4,000 patients with kidney disease died waiting. As an organ recipient, and on behalf of National Kidney Foundation, we applaud Donate Life America and Apple® on their use of innovative technology to help all those patients, and families, who are still waiting." Continue reading
You have the power to SAVE Lives
Please register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Organ Donor | Donate Life America

...to ensure donation happens, please share your donation decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you plan to leave.

No comments: