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The human body is a storehouse of valuable tissues and organs that can save many lives. Yet there is still a severe shortage of donor organs in the United States.
Becoming an organ donor means that in the event of death, you are willing to allow your organs and tissues to go to saving the lives of others. When you register to be an organ donor, you perform an invaluable service for thousands of people in need.
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Organ donation is an important decision that should be considered carefully. If you decide to become an organ donor, sign a Uniform Donor Card in the presence of two witnesses and carry it with you at all times. Talk to your family about your choice to be an organ donor and discuss with them what it means.
Read our section on liver transplants to learn more about liver transplant surgery, the circumstances under which it is necessary, and its long-term effects.
Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local coalitions across the United States dedicated to inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
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The Gift of a Lifetime is an educational documentary about organ donation, tissue donation and organ transplants in the United States. Through audio slideshows, and illustrated animations, this unique production provides invaluable insight into the medical miracle that is organ and tissue transplantation.
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