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 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

"Winston affected the lives of over 50 people through the use of his organs and tissue,” Debbie said. “We think that’s a great way to remember a great guy!”

– Debbie Morris, donor wife
Winston Morris, Jr.

“I tell people, especially other transplant patients, that I’m 95 percent pain-free, 95 percent of the time… There’s really nothing I can’t do.”

– Dawn Giese, recipient
Dawn Giese

“If I bent my neck backward, it would send shooting pains down my arm. Sometimes my entire right arm would go numb. I was desperate to find someone who could fix it.”

– Dr. Robert Cooper, recipient
Dr. Robert Cooper

“He was a very caring person, and it would have been important to him to help whomever he could even after death.”

– Derek Waterman
Derek Waterman