Feb 14, 2020

Learn how to become an organ donor & save lives

Each day, 20 people die while waiting for an organ transplant. With National Donor Day around the corner, keep in mind that just one person can save up to 8 lives through organ and tissue donation.

Over 80% of people on the transplant list need a kidney transplant, usually due to permanent kidney failure or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Medicare covers kidney transplants for both the person getting the transplant and the donor. If you’re getting the transplant, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for doctor services. You pay nothing if you’re the living donor.

There are nearly 120,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and many more who need cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donations. As a living organ donor, you can donate one kidney, one lung, or a portion of the liver, pancreas, or intestines.

Celebrate National Donor Day on February 14 by giving the gift of life. Sign up to become an organ donor today.