More than a million tissue transplants a year are performed in the United States alone.
Thousands, from injured athletes, burn victims to wounded soldiers, suffer needlessly while waiting for a tissue transplant.
The need is there.
But the demand invariably exceeds the supply, and that’s where you can make a difference. Your donation can help up to 80 people, as tissue grafts are used by doctors in fields from orthopedic surgery to dentistry to podiatry.
The first step in your decision should be talking with your loved ones, as you want to make sure your family members are clear about your wishes during a difficult time.
Registration typically takes less than five minutes at the Donate Life Texas website, and you can download a form and register by mail or fax if you prefer. You also can register as a donor when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or identification card.