Essay on Benefits Of Donation Of Donate Life Tennessee

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Although there have been advances in medical technology and donation, the de- mand for organ, eye, and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors. A national study commissioned by DLA in 2004 showed that 91% of adults support the idea of donation, only one in three is aware of steps for committing to becoming a donor, since procedures differ from state to state. More than 123,000 men, women and chil- dren currently need lifesaving organ transplants. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waitlist. Sadly, an average of 21 people die each day be- cause needed organs are not donated in time. In 2014, more than 8,500 deceased donors made approximately 24,000 organ transplants. In addition, there were nearly 6,000 trans- plants from living donors (Donatelife, 2015).
Donate Life Tennessee
Donate Life Tennessee is the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The mission is to save lives by in-spiring people to sign up with the state organ, eye and tissue donor registry. The vision is that one day Tennesseans will embrace organ and tissue donation as their personal re-sponsibility. As of May 2015, out of the 123,000 individuals on the national waiting list, more than 2,800 are Tennesseans. One organ donor can save up to eight lives and one tis-sue donor can improve the lives of up to 50 people. Approximately 21 people die each day awaiting life-saving organ…

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