Organs needed: You could save a life
ART: RENEE TANNER/NEWS-REVIEW (ART: RENEE TANNER/NEWS-REVIEW / April 19, 2013)
— Each organ donor can save up to eight lives. Each tissue donor can improve the lives of up to 50 people.
— Nearly 10,000 Michigan patients have received a life-saving organ transplant in the last 10 years.
— Cornea transplants have been successful for more than 100 years and organ transplants have worked for more than 50.
— On average, 17 Michigan patients receive an organ transplant each week.
— There is no age limit for donation. People in their 90s have been able to donate organs.
— Donation doesn’t cost the donor or the donor’s family anything.
— In 2011, 269 organ donors provided 792 organs to waiting recipients in Michigan. Organ donors in 2011 and 2010, respectively: 289 and 288.
To learn more about organ donation or to register to become a donor, visit www.giftoflifemichigan.org.
— Statistics from Gift of Life Michigan
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