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National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month

It’s National Donate Life Month, and one donor’s death can save 8 lives, restore 2 people’s sight, and heal more than 75 people. Register now.

More than 100,000 men, women, and children are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, and every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list for an organ, eye, or tissue donation.

Waiting for Life-Saving Donations

 

More than 36,500 organ transplants saved patients’ lives in 2018, but 22 people still die every day because the organ donation they needed didn’t come in time. Learn more about what you can do.

Organ Donation Saves Lives

 

More than 145.5 million people are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. You and your loved ones can help save lives.

How Donors Save Lives

 

More than 84,000 corneal eye transplants help people see again each year, and more than 1.75 million tissue transplants help patients heal each year. Read more inspiring stories of successful transplants.

Successful Transplants

 

2,000 children under 18 are waiting for a transplant. More than 500 of them are under 5 years old. Get involved locally.

Children and Organ Donations

 

83% of patients waiting need a kidney, and 12% need a liver. 3 to 5 years is the average wait time for a kidney. Living donors can help them.

Living Donation Options
National Marrow Awareness Month

National Marrow Awareness Month

November is National Marrow Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the doctors, researchers, and donors helping fight back against marrow-based diseases. Learn more about which diseases can be treated by bone marrow transplants.

Bone marrow is the tissue inside your bones that helps make blood cells. White blood cells help fight infections, red blood cells help carry oxygen throughout your body, and platelets help to control bleeding.

Bone Marrow and Blood Cells

 

A bone marrow transplant replaces unhealthy marrow with healthy marrow from a donor. Learn more about the most common types of transplants.

Types of Bone Marrow Transplants

 

Bone marrow transplants can treat blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, bone marrow diseases like anemia, or other immune system or genetic disease like sickle cell disease. Learn more about how marrow donation works.

What BMT Treat

 

Are you a patient facing a bone marrow transplant or a caregiver of someone who is? Learn more about the process, from the first steps to life after a transplant.

Patients and Caregivers and BMT

 

Becoming a donor is an important decision. Learn more about the process and the support you can get as a donor.

Becoming a Bone Marrow Donor

 

Even if you can’t be a donor, you can still join the National Marrow Donor Program’s community to help.