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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Age is not always a limit for organ donations

EAGLE TRIBUNE | Roseanne DiStefano


I was watching one of my favorite medical dramas on TV the other night. There was a scene about a car accident victim who was brain dead as a result of his injuries. The man was a designated organ donor but his daughter was not aware of this and had difficulty accepting the harvesting of his organs. This prompted me to have a discussion with several of my neighbors at our morning coffee get-together. One of my friends insisted this was a moot point because we were all too old to become donors even if that was our choice. Is there an age cut off for donations?


An average 120,000 individuals in the U.S. are on the waiting list for an organ donation. Sadly 22 people die daily because time tragically ran out for them due to the shortage of donated organs and tissues. There is a misconception regarding the age for acceptable donors. Going back 20 years or so there was a general attitude individuals could donate organs up to the age of 80. Currently the decision is based on the viability of organs more so than age alone. Continue reading
You have the power to SAVE Lives
We are asking you to 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 decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you wish to leave.

No comments: