transplants performed this yearTotal Transplants January - May 2022 as of 06/27/2022
2022 donors, deceased and living
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Stories of Hope
Without my transplant and donor, I wouldn’t be here to write this, and I would have died living a lie. This month will be the first Pride Month I get to openly celebrate and enjoy.
I would not be alive today if it weren’t for the selfless act of another human making the decision to donate organs.
Each day, I think about my angel donor and family. I am alive because they made a decision in their time of unbearable grief.
Living donation is when a healthy living organ donor gives an organ such as a kidney or part of an organ such as a portion of a lung, liver, pancreas, or intestine to a recipient.
Before undergoing an organ transplant, it’s important to understand the costs. You will want to work with your transplant team make sure you have an individual plan to cover transplant costs.
In order for patients to have successful transplant outcomes, it’s important for organ recipients or living donors to have quality care and support before and after surgery. Learn more.
Find a support group
Receive support from other organ transplant patients and families by finding a support group near you. Click here to learn more and find the right type of support group for you or your family.
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