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Organ Donation

More than 120,000 people are waiting for organ transplant in the United States. Nearly 2,000 of those are children. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national waiting list. An average of 18 people die each day in the United States waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs. By donating your organs after you die, you can save or improve as many as 50 lives. And many families say that knowing their loved one helped save other lives helped them cope with their loss.

From The Blog

For Debbie Pollino, meeting the man who received her son’s heart is an answered prayer

Pollino's son had been in a car accident and died the next day, but part of him lives on because of his choice to be an organ donor.

March 29, 2017

Eau Claire woman gives thanks for organ donation gift

Every night Carol Allen says a prayer for a man she never met – but a man she owes her life to. His selfless choice to be an organ donor is the sole reason she’s here today.

April 21, 2016

How important is it to be a kidney donor?

World Kidney Day is March 12, and Maureen "Mo" Salter of Eau Claire, Wis., wants to share a personal story about why kidney donation is important.

March 5, 2015