Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network matches organs from deceased donors with individuals waiting for an organ transplant.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients analyzes transplant data and policies.
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
- OrganDonor.gov the official U.S. Government Web site for organ donation and transplantation.
- Grant Programs fund organizations to increase donation.
- Authorizing Legislation: The National Organ Transplant Act (PDF - 426 KB), Public Law 98-507
C.W. "Bill" Young Cell Transplantation Program
- Blood Stem Cell the official U.S. Government Web site for bone marrow and cord blood donation and transplantation.
- National Cord Blood Inventory builds and makes available a growing supply of cord blood units for transplantation and research.
- Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Acts
If You Want To Give Blood
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