Even at her sickest, Juana Hernandez believed in helping her family and community. With her donor's kidney, she has much more energy to continue serving those around her.
Of the over 103,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 2,000 live in the Pacific Northwest. But a growing shortage of living and deceased organ donors means that not all will receive their transplant in time.
Donation saves lives, but donation isn't just about organs! Cornea donation restores sight to thousands every year. A single tissue donor can touch over 125 lives - healing a burn patient, saving the life of a newborn with congenital heart defects, replacing tumorous bones, and more.
By educating and registering people in the Pacific Northwest about organ, eye, and tissue donation, Donate Life Northwest gives hope to those waiting for a transplant.