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Skip to the content Health and Human Services home page Organ Donation: Organ & Tissue Donation is a Family Decision.  Sharing your decision to become a donor is just as important as making the decision yourself. The Secretary's Donation Initiative
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Key Elements
Workplace Partnership for Life
List of Workplace Partners
Workplace Partner Stories
Sign-Up Form
Model Donor Card
3. National Forum on Donor Registries
Frequently Asked Questions
Grant Application Reference Center
Advisory Committee on Transplantation
Related Organizations
Related Web Sites
Donor / Recipient Stories
Current U.S. Facts
Donation Logo
Organ / Tissue Donor Card
Organ and Tissue Donation Brochure


Transplantation 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.

Each day about 70 people receive an organ transplant, but another 16 people on the waiting list die because not enough organs are available.

Talk 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.

Myths and Facts About Organ and Tissue Donation

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