Arizona organ donors saved more than 600 lives in 2016


Arizona set a new record in 2016 for lives saved by organ donation, according to a release from the Donor Network of Arizona.

In total, the network said, 614 people were saved by 225 donors who had lost their own lives in 2016.

Last year, nearly 300,000 Arizonans registered to donate organs, moving the total number of those registered in the state to almost 3 million, according to DNA.

“Saving these many lives and healing countless more would have not been possible without the dedication of donation champions who work tirelessly to save lives, including hospital partners and the MVD,” said Sara Pace Jones, vice president of Development and Referral Services at DNA, in a statement. Continue reading