An average kidney transplant lasts between 10-15 years. The kidney Ken received from his mother has lasted over 45 years -- still going strong and looking forward to the future.
Registering as a donor through the DMV, this website, your smart phone, or a paper application from Donate Life Northwest establishes legal consent for organ, eye, and/or tissue donation upon death, for the purpose of saving lives and improving health through transplant. Making this decision - and talking to your family, friends, and loved ones about your wish to be a donor - could one day save lives! But tragically, many families never discuss donation... lowering the odds that organ, eye, and tissue donation, a time-sensitive and complex process, can take place in time.
Deceased Organ Donation
A single organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Organ donation is a rare gift - learn why.
Deceased Eye & Tissue Donation
While less than 1% of hospital deaths meet the criteria for organ donation, cornea and/or tissue donation is open to nearly everyone. Each cornea and/or tissue donor can restore the vision, restore lost mobility, or save the lives of more than 125 people. Click on the links to the left to learn more.
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