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Discover Organ Donation

From the Heart

  • Organ donation is “removing an organ from one person (the donor) and surgically placing it in another (the recipient) whose organ has failed” (myClevelandClinic)

  • Every day in the United States, 21 people die waiting for an organ, and more than 107,380 men, women, and children await lifesaving organ transplants

  • Donatable organs and tissues include liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, lung, intestine, cornea, skin, bone marrow, heart valves

  • People of all ages are eligible to be organ donors

  • If you need a transplant you must:

1)Visit a transplant hospital and join the national waiting list

2)You can get on the waiting list at more than one transplant hospital, and 

UNOS policies do permit "multiple listing."

3)You will be considered for an organ based on factors like: blood type, tissue type, organ size, severeness of illness, geographical distance

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About Me

Thoughts. Experiences. Inspiration.

My name is Carmen Pulice and I am a high school student in Northeast Ohio. I have always had a passion for organ donation and aspire to pursue a career in medicine. I recognize that organ donation is a complicated process, but I want to bring awareness to this long journey and the many donors/recipients in the world.

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