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

“He had very big brown eyes, eyes that you didn’t want to take your own eyes off of.”

– Marisa Kluth, donor mother
Elias Kluth

“I answered yes. He would have wanted them to use anything they could take. To say he would have given the shirt off his back would be a complete understatement. He would have gone to his closet and given you the whole works.”

– Erika Arnoldussen, donor daughter
Kenneth Klapperich

Debbie Pappas is proud to say she is a future donor!

– Debra Pappas
Debra Pappas

Megan said she is touched by the decision made by a stranger’s family to donate tissue. “I couldn’t thank their family enough for this, because they not only helped me get back to doing what I love most, playing soccer, they also helped out my whole entire life.”

– Megan Silcox
Megan Silcox

If we can convince even a handful of people to become donors, we could save the lives of dozens of people who have no other option available to them.

– Senator Steve Oelrich, donor father
Nick Oelrich