Make Donation a Way of Life

Illness and injury make transplants necessary. Donors make them possible.

  • Be an organ & tissue donor. Organs & tissue from about 1,900 deceased and 1,500 living donors enabled almost 6,800 transplants the first three months of this year.
  • Be a bone marrow or cord blood donor. Blood cells (from bone marrow, blood and umbilical cord blood) from living donors unrelated to their recipients have given 68,000 individuals a second chance at life since 1987.

The Nation's Organ Transplantation Program

C.W. "Bill" Young Cell Transplantation Program


Date Last Reviewed:  April 2017

If You Want To Give Blood

Related Links

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network matches organs from deceased donors with individuals waiting for an organ transplant.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Go to exit disclaimer. analyzes transplant data and policies.
Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative Go to exit disclaimer. helps the Nation's largest hospitals adopt best practices increase donation rates.