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Organ Donation after death
Transcript of Organ Donation after death
You Live, You Die... Donate Your Organs and Someone Else Gets to Live!
Common Myths & Actual Facts
M: "If I'm in an accident and the doctors know I am a donor, they wont try to save me"
F: In a hospital, the priority is to save your life. The medical team is entirely seperate from the transplant team.
M: "I'm under age 18, I can't make the decision to donate."
F: Your parents can authorize your decision, tell them your wishes and you can be a donor.
M: "My family will be charged for the process."
F: The donor's family is never charged. Organ removal costs are payed by the transplant recipient.
Local & National Data
11,739 Candidates on a waiting list
120,714 Candidates on a waiting list
Numbers don't lie...
Another name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes...
On average, 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs...
15,317 Deceased donors
2.5 Million +
HOW TO REGISTER
in 60 seconds
Register at DPS offices
Download and print an application to mail or fax in