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saves lives, but only if you help. All you need to do is say yes
to organ and tissue donation on your donor card and/or driver's
license, sign up on your state’s donor registry (if there
is one), and discuss your decision with your family.
day about 70 people receive an organ transplant, but another
16 people on the waiting list die because not enough organs
to your family members about organ and tissue donation so they
know your wishes. Even if you've signed something, your family
may be asked to give consent before donation can occur.
On September 23 at 8 PM (ET/PT), Discovery Health
Channel premieres GIFT OF LIFE, a six part series of one-hour
episodes that follows donor families, transplant coordinators
and recipients through the complex web of logistics, surgery
and emotion involved in the world of organ procurement and