How to Be a Superhero in 3 Easy Steps

2010
09.06

Did You Know…

- Nearly 70,000 people nationwide are on the waiting list for a deceased-donor kidney transplant?

- Unfortunately, there are less than 10,000 deceased-donor kidneys available each year.

- Today, more than 6,000 people per year become Living Kidney Donors.

- Of these Living Donors, 1 in 4 is NOT biologically related to the Recipient.

- Kidneys are the most commonly donated organ, but…

- Other organs can also be donated including lobes of the lung, partial livers, partial intestines and even parts of the pancreas!

- Research indicates that Living Donor Transplants often last twice as long as deceased-donor kidneys and result in shorter hospital stays and fewer complications.

- Are you Jewish? YES YOU CAN be an organ donor, click here for details!

At the end of their lifetime, an organ donor has the potential
to save or improve the lives of as many as 50 people!

 Step 1: Sign the Organ Donor Registry by going to http://www.giftoflifemichigan.org/become_a_donor/  THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO 100%  GUARANTEE THAT YOUR WISH TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR WILL BE FOLLOWED.

 Step 2: Sign the back of your license and/or put a signed organ donor card in your wallet.

 Step 3: Talk to your family about your wishes- make sure they know how important it is for you to save lives.

That’s all there is to it! How does it feel to be a Superhero?

If You Would Like to Be a Living Donor for Rory:

If you are interested in being a living donor for Rory, please know that the transplant team will only test one potential donor at a time. We used to have the forms available for download from this site, but have been informed that we are no longer allowed to post the .pdf files. If you would like more information about the process, or would like to receive the initial volunteer donor forms via email, please contact us at barnerfamily (at) gmail (dot) com

Gift of Life Ribbon

Are YOU a Superhero?

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