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

"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.

“My son and I talked about it, and we decided that it was his dad’s decision and a commitment we chose to make.”

– Jane Snowden, donor wife
Terry Snowden

“It makes you feel good because you’re able to help others. You never know when you might need it yourself.”

– MaryAnn Durell, donor daughter
Quentin Durell

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

– Melissa Perry, Mother
Rebecca Perry

“He touched a lot of people just by having a pure and beautiful heart.”

– Jennifer Roden, donor mother
Daniel Mataska