CARDIAC DEATH: TISSUE LIVING DONORS: Kidney, partial pancreas, liver, or lung, blood and bone marrow
FEDERAL LAW STATES THAT ONLY TRAINED COUNCELORS OF THE AREA ORGAN PROCUREMENT AGENCY HAS THE AUTHORITY TO SPEAK TO THE FAMILY OF A POTENTIAL DONOR CONCERNING ORGAN DONATION !!!
FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES THAT 1. ORGANS CAN NEITHER BE BOUGHT NOR SOLD. 2. THE DONOR MUST BE A VOLUNTEER BY: INFORMING THE FAMILY, SIGNING THE BACK OF THE DRIVERS LISCENSE, DONOR CARD, OR LISTED ON THE STATE REGISTRY
15,000 = Suitable donors who could have donated 8000 = Suitable donors who actually donated 28,000 = Lives saved by these donors.
7,000 = Suitable donors who did not donate.
6,441 = Lives were lost waiting for an organ
NATION WIDE 102,000 Are waiting for an organ 28,000 Received a transplant 6,441 Died waiting for an organ (That is 19 a day)
A NATIONAL TRAGEDY!! 7,000 QUALIFIED DONORS DID NOT DONATE. IF 2500 OF THEM HAD DONATED NO ONE WOULD HAVE DIED WAITING FOR AN ORGAN IF ALL HAD DONATED, THE WATING LIST WOULD HAVE BEEN REDUCED BY AT LEAST 20,000.