Donate Life Today

Donate Life TodayApril is Donate Life Month!

Register today at www.DonateLifeToday.com!

Donate Life Month is a national initiative held throughout the month of April to heighten awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation and encourage everyone to register their wish to be a donor.

Statistics

  • 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant in the United States.
  • Organ Donation is a rare gift, less than 1% of people who die have the opportunity to become organ donors and save the lives of others.
  • About 3% of people who die have the opportunity to become tissue donors and impact the lives of others.
  • One organ, eye, and tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of over 50 people.

Tissue Donation

The gift of bone and connective tissue helps individuals with various orthopedic and neurosurgical conditions. In all, over one hundred people may benefit from the gift of bone and connective tissue donation from a single donor. These tissues are used in a variety of back, joint, and leg surgeries, such as hip replacement, knee reconstruction, and spinal fusion. After the bone and soft tissues are recovered, procurement technicians replace the bone with prosthetics.

Donation facts and statistics from LifeCenter Northwest.

Watch the video "It's Your Choice...Donate Life"

Listen to Katrina whose son recieved a heart transplant in 2006.
Donate Life Today by ServeMontana

Find out More

Check out LifeCenter Northwest to learn more organ donation, to read stories of hope, and to learn how you can help. LifeCenter Northwest manages the organ, eye, and tissue donor registry for Montana, Washington, Alaska,  and North Idaho.  This registry is a confidential database of donation wishes to be carried out at the time of death.

Learn more about bone marrow donation at Be the Match and join the Be the Match Registry®.

Find out more about cornea transplants with SightLife.

Previous Montana Initiatives

  • Donate Life Today in 2012.
  • Donate Life Today in 2011.
  • Donate Life Today in 2010.
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