Join the Movement

10.11.10 | 7:11PM |

Design Ranch designed a campaign for Midwest Transplant Network urging people to join a community of people who have made the life-affirming decision to be registered organ and tissue donors. Our “Live it. Give it. Life.” campaign will soon be gracing billboards, hospitals and DMVs across the state of Kansas. We are honored to be a part of such a great cause!

Have you thought about joining your state’s registry? For more information go to http://www.donatelife.net/

In the meantime, here are some facts of life to get you thinking:

Facts of Life

FACT: Almost 100,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States.

FACT: Your decision to donate your organs can save the lives of up to eight people, and directly improve the lives of up to 50 people through tissue donation.

FACT: Everyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race or medical history.

FACT: All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as a final act of love and generosity toward others.

FACT: Your commitment to donation will not interfere with your medical care. If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is saving your life.

FACT: When you are on the waiting list for an organ transplant, allocation is determined by the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood type and other important medical information.

FACT: In the United States, it is illegal to buy or sell organs or tissue for transplantation.

FACT: An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process, the body is treated with care, respect and dignity.

FACT: There is no cost to the donor’s family or estate for a loved one’s donation. The donor family pays only for medical expenses before death and costs associated with funeral arrangements.

 

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