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What is Organ Donation?

Organ donation is the process of giving a whole organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person. Blood and oxygen must flow through the organs until the time of harvesting in order for a person to be a suitable organ donor, to ensure viability of the organ.

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Organ Donation Facts: 

-1 donor can save up to 8 lives.
-Currently there are more than 120,000 people in the U.S. waiting for organ transplants.
-Every 10 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list.
-An average of 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S.
-The success rate for organ transplants is between 80 and 90 percent.
-Each year, more than one million people need lifesaving and life-improving tissues.
-45% of U.S. residents age 18 and over are enrolled as organ, tissue, and eye donors.
-Donation only occurs after the death of a patient is declared by physicians who are legally not affiliated with donation.
-The factors that determine who receives an organ include severity of illness, time spent -on the waiting list, and blood type. Financial and social status has no impact.
-Donation takes place under the same sterile conditions as any medical procedure. 
-It is illegal to buy and sell organs in the U.S. The system for matching donor organs and potential recipients is regulated by the Federal Government.

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