One Donation, Eight Lives Saved: 10 Facts You Should Know About Organ Donation

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Thirty minutes from now, three people will be added to the national transplant list. Of the 120,000 Americans waiting for a new organ, more than 1,000 of them are from South Carolina.

As Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) works to heal the community through our Sharing Hope SC partnership, organ donation can be an important part of that process. During National Donate Life Month in April, SRHS helps to educate the community and dispel myths about organ donation.

For patients suffering from a medical condition, a new organ can enhance or save their life. Spartanburg Medical Center receives organs from organ donor patients who want to help others live a more fruitful life.

Organ donation is the process of giving an organ, or part of an organ, for the purpose of a transplantation into another person.

Here’s what you should know about organ donation:
  • One organ donation can save up to eight lives.
  • Every 10 minutes another person is added to the transplant list
  • An average of 22 people will die each day nationwide for receiving an organ transplant. Continue reading
You have the power to SAVE Lives
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Be sure to share your decision with your family to ensure your generous gift is honored,  At risk is the legacy you wish to leave.