How Many Lives Can One Organ Donor Save? Impact of Organ Donation
How Many Lives Can One Organ Donor Save? Did you know that ONE organ donor can save up to eight lives and ONE tissue donor can save and heal up to 75 lives? Amazingly, every organ and tissue donation has the potential to profoundly touch the recipient and their loved ones. The act of donating […]
Book Reviews: Need Summer Reading Ideas?!
Summer is only halfway over and parents are ready for kids to be back in school! Vacations are mostly over, school supplies are on sale and back to school clothes are out in the stores. It’s also when we remember that there is probably a summer reading assignment hiding in the backpack that hasn’t been […]
Kids Need Transplants Too: National Pediatric Transplant Week 2022
Every year during the last week of National Donate Life Month, we celebrate National Pediatric Transplant Week, a time to talk about efforts to end the pediatric transplant waiting list and recognize those that have been touched by pediatric organ, eye and tissue donation. Throughout the week, clinical partners are encouraged to share patient stories, […]
How is Someone Added to the National Transplant Waiting List?
Have you ever wondered how someone is listed on the national transplant waiting list? We often hear about the national waiting list and the thousands of people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, but not everybody is familiar with how the listing process works. In this edition of Donation Essentials, we break down how the […]
Transplantation Science – A Free Program for Grades 6-12
November is the month of gratitude and this November, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of the teachers who support our Transplantation Science program every year. We are grateful that you continue to look for ways to bring interactive activities into your classroom and value the feedback you give us. Support your […]
Octubre Mes del Cáncer de Mama: El Tejido Donado Puede Ayudar con la Reconstrucción de Seno
Nos Ponemos de Rosa Durante el Mes de Concientización Sobre el Cáncer de Mama: Muchos saben que octubre es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer de Mama (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), un tiempo para incrementar conciencia sobre este tema. Lo que muchos no saben es que los donantes de organos, ojos y tejidos, asi […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Donated Tissue Can Help with Breast Reconstruction
Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Many know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a light on the disease and increase overall awareness. What many don’t know is that donated tissue and breast tissue donation often play an important role in breast reconstruction. According to the Office of Disease […]
¿Hay ayuda financiera disponible para pacientes que reciben un trasplante?
¿Hay ayuda financiera disponible para pacientes que reciben un trasplante? Los trasplantes de órganos pueden ser un procedimiento quirúrgico muy costoso. La realidad es que, para muchos pacientes y candidatos para recibir un trasplante, no es factible pagar el costo total de la cirugía o los costos postoperatorios adicionales. Afortunadamente, existen recursos y programas de […]
Is Financial Assistance for Transplant Patients Available?
Is Financial Assistance for Transplant Patients Available? Organ transplants can be an expensive surgical procedure. The reality is that for many transplant patients and candidates, it is not feasible to pay for the full cost of transplant surgery or the additional postoperative costs out of pocket. Fortunately, there are resources and transplant patient financial aid […]
Disability Benefits After an Organ Transplant
When it comes to disability benefits after receiving a lifesaving organ transplant, many have questions. We’re breaking down all you need to know to qualify and apply for disability benefits post-transplant. Organ transplants are life changing, but it’s imperative that transplant recipients pace their return to normal activities. A slow return to normal activities can […]
What You Should Know About Pancreas Transplants
Pancreas transplants are one of the rarest types of organ transplants performed annually. Only 135 people received a life-saving pancreas transplant in 2020. In fact, pancreas transplants have become increasingly rare since 2004. There are different reasons for this including difficulty in both the recovery and transplantation processes, other available treatments that are less invasive […]
¿Por qué no se puede vender órganos en Estados Unidos?
Una pregunta que nos hacen ocasionalmente es si una persona puede vender sus órganos o recibir algún tipo de incentivo financiero por donarlos. En corto, la respuesta es NO. Te invitamos a seguir leyendo para aprender más sobre las bases legales de la donación de órganos y tejidos y por qué estos son considerados un […]