April is National Donate Life Month

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As Donatelife.net says, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!” Yes, that’s right, there are more than 115,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Over 8,000 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant and every 10 seconds another person is added to the wait list. You can help save a life by donating your body to the living.

What is a Living donation?

While alive you can still be a donor. Living donations offer another choice for transplant candidates awaiting a life saving kidney or liver. Patients who are able to receive from a living donor are recipients of a better quality organ and have quicker recovery time.

What is a Deceased donation?

After a donor has passed away, the process of organ, eye or tissue donation may begin. While your life comes to and end, it doesn’t have to for another living person. You can give the gift of life to others!

What is Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCA)?

Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCAs) involve transplanting multiple structures that may include connective tissue, bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and skin. Hand and face transplants are the most common type of VCAs.

Stop by Donatelife.net and easily register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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