There is a critical shortage of donors. Right now, near 100,000 Americans are on the national waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, including 2,500 Virginians. On average, three Virginians die each week waiting for a life-saving organ transplant that doesn't come in time. Virginians can sign up as organ and tissue donors at http://www.save7lives.org or at a DMV office.
Thomas adds, "Each donor has the potential to save seven lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of more than 50 people through tissue donation. Together, we can help thousands of people who are waiting for an organ transplant or a life-enhancing tissue transplant." Organs for transplant include: heart, lungs, kidneys (2), pancreas, liver and small intestine. Tissues that are recoverable include: bone, ligaments, tendons as well as heart valves, veins, and skin.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, LifeNet Health, Inc., is a leading biomedical alloengineering organization and organ and tissue donation agency whose mission is saving lives and restoring health.
For more information about LifeNet Health visit http://www.lifenethealth.org.
|SOURCE LifeNet Health|
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