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

“I think he would’ve wanted to do this, and he lives on!”

– Betty Love, donor mother
William Love

“She was a special, caring person. She was also a talented artist with a giving spirit.”

– Melissa Perry, Mother
Rebecca Perry

“I had no reservations whatsoever to donate after his death because I knew that he could save someone’s life. I have myself decided to become a donor to honor my wonderful husband.”
 

– Terri Crabtree, donor wife
Michiel Crabtree

“Rob was the greatest man I have ever known."

– Lori Rickerd
Robert Rickerd

“I never appreciated tissue donation before going through this experience.”

– Christie Blakely, recipient
Christie Blakely