Becoming An Organ Donor• Why Donate?• Becoming a Donor• How Can We Help?
Why Donate?• Thousands die every year waiting for a donor organ that never comes. You have the power to change that!• You can save up to 8 lives with organ donation• tissue transplants helps people recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries and burns• Cornea transplant can help people with vision loss
Becoming a Donor Give someone the gift of lifeSteps to becoming a register donor:• Sign up as an organ and tissue donor• Designate your decision on your drivers license• Tell your family about your donation decision• Tell your physician, faith leader, and friends
How Can We HelpREGISTERMake the commitmentSign up on your states donor registryInform others Dont keep your decision a secretShare the newsTell your family and friends about your decisionShare information with them when they have questions Speak upTalk about donation at every opportunity Together we can make a difference…..
GET INVOLVED There are many opportunities available to help promote donation in your community http://youtu.be/TFgNyey0RzAVisit the US Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation andTransplantation website at http://www.organdonor.gov