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The Truth about Organ and Tissue Donation

July 10, 2021
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Every year, more than 104,000 Americans will need a life-saving organ transplant. Even though there have been amazing advances in life saving organ transplant the transplant waiting lists continue to grow at a rapid rate–a new patient is added every 10 minutes.

One organ and tissue donor can save and improve the lives of up to 75 people by donating 8 organs as well as tissues such as bone, skin, heart valves and connective tissues. However, misconceptions often stop people from registering to became an organ and tissue donor.

Here are the top ten facts that you may not know about organ and tissue donation:

There are more than 10,000 people in Texas in need of organ, eye or tissue transplants each year. Register today to become an organ, eye or tissue donor by visiting