About Donation

It is our mission to provide you with information regarding tissue donation and to encourage you to designate your decision to give the gift of life.

About Donation

Tissue donation is life enhancing, and in some cases, life saving. One person’s gift can be a miracle for many.

Donated tissue can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients, and even save lives. Tissue includes bone, skin, heart valves, connective tissue and veins used in surgeries and medical research. Most tissues are donated after death by people who previously committed to donation. Unlike organs, tissues can be donated up to 24 hours after a person’s heart has stopped beating.

Para obtener información sobre donación en español, por favor visite www.donevida.org.

Voices of Donation

“Donation is important to our family because we are given the chance to save and/or change the life of someone else.”

– Carla Jones
Mack Caldwell

“Maria was a saint. She loved her children and husband dearly and only wanted the best for all of them.”

– Frank Fowlkes
Maria Fowlkes

“I am forever grateful to the donor and their family who helped to restore my life and allow me to return to the things that I love to do.” 

– Harry Rambo
Harry Rambo

Andrea said they have two young kids who miss him and can see him in the stars. She hopes to inspire them when they get older to become donors like Rock.

– Andrea Joseph, donor wife
Walter Joseph, Jr.

“One person will make a difference. Stephen made a difference and you can, too.”

– Kathy Rutherford, donor mother
Stephen Rutherford