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Organ Donation

Organ and tissue donation and transplantation provide a second chance at life for thousands of people each year—the gift of life from registered donors.

Each day, 79 people receive organ transplants; however, 18 people die waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs. By deciding to be a donor, you give the gift of hope for the thousands of individuals awaiting organ transplants and hope for the millions more whose lives could be enhanced through tissue transplants.

Most of us think of Valentine's Day as a day to celebrate love with red roses, chocolates, and greeting cards. But February 14 is also National Donor Day, designated to increase awareness of the need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. This Valentine's Day, you can "put your heart in the right place" by registering as a donor. It's quick, easy, and free.

Learn more about heart transplantation.

Visit organdonor.gov for all the details and to register as a donor.

 

Ask a Texas Heart Institute DoctorWhen is ejection fraction (EF) low enough to consider heart transplantation? — response by Dr. William Cohn  

 

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