|Learn the Facts about Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation|
It costs nothing, it means everything.
She discovered she wasn't too old to donate. And she saved my life.
Mary – Organ Donor
Doctors did everything they could to save her. And she did something incredibly selfless to save me.
Roxanne – Organ Donor
In 2003, an exam revealed that both of Willie’s kidneys were failing due to side effects from an anti-inflammatory drug regimen. Willie immediately began home kidney dialysis and continued this for more than a year. He then received dialysis in the hospital for the next three years and was eventually placed on a transplant list.
Willie waited 13 months, and on November 13, 2006, he received the news that there was a potential match for him in Toledo. Doctors fought valiantly to save Roxanne, a young woman who had suffered a brain aneurysm, but when those efforts failed, her family chose to donate her organs. She and Willie were a match. A staunch advocate for donation, Willie says, "You're giving someone a second chance. It's a generous gift and it's the best thing in the world."
His family discovered organ donation was not against their religion. And he answered someone's prayers.
Read Carlos's story
“As a parent, I am very happy to see Carlos doing so well and being able to live a normal life. I am honored to be able to pass life on to my son,” says Jutta, his mother and living donor.
Read Bruce's story
"Words cannot express how thankful I am for the generosity of my donor and his family"