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Organ and Tissue Donation


Updated: November 27, 2006

Be Inspired by the Gift of Life

    Organ and tissue donors leave a miraculous legacy. They are living proof that death can bring life, that sorrow can turn to hope, and that a terrible loss can become the greatest gift of all. Every day they lead us on a journey of hope, renewal, and transformation.
    ~ National Organ Donors Memorial

These are several of the organ donor's Gift of Life stories to inspire you.

The Gift of a Lifetime - A dramatic online photo-documentary journey explores the stories of people awaiting organ transplants and puts faces on the topic of donation. The courageous people share their stories about the gift of a lifetime. At: http://www.organtransplants.org/

The Online Memorial Quilt - This online memorial gives visitors the chance to create and share an online commemorative quilt square for their loved ones. At: http://www.healingthespirit.org/memorials/onlinequilt/index.php

Healing the Spirit Book Excerpt - This online excerpt from the book Healing the Spirit tells of Shannon Broom's story and her parents' Jan and Jules Broom story of survival as "Shannon Lives On." At: http://www.healingthespirit.org/resources/healingthespirit/index.php

More Donor/Recipient Stories to Inspire - This collection of stories is from the Organ Donor Site. At: http://www.organdonor.gov/lives.html

National Organ Donors Memorial Website - This Website hosts a collection of online tributes to organ and tissue donors created by visitors to the site to honor a loved one. At: http://www.donormemorial.org/

  1. Organ and Tissue Donation Statistics
  2. Be Inspired by the Gift of Life
  3. Get Your Organ and Tissue Donor Card Today
  4. Sign up with your State's Organ Donor and Tissue Registry
  5. Make Your Wishes Known About Organ and Tissue Donation
  6. Discuss Your Decision with Your Family: Ways to Start the Conversation
  7. Resources for Discussing Your Decision with Your Family
  8. Understand the Myths & Misconceptions About Organ and Tissue Donation
  9. More Myths & Misconceptions About Organ and Tissue Donation
  10. Organ and Tissue Donation: Resources

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