More than 1,000 Hoosiers are among more than 100,000 Americans waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. In the U.S., another person is added to the transplant waiting list every nine minutes. Each day, 17 people die because a donated organ wasn’t available in time. 

Donation is a rare and incredible gift. The medical condition of a potential donor at time of death determines if donation is possible and what organs and tissue can be donated. Unfortunately, only three in 1,000 people are medically eligible to become organ donors. 

One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of more than 75 people through tissue donation.

 

Learn about different types of donations and be inspired to change a life.

 

Read through some commonly asked questions about organ and tissue donation.

 

Learn about the organizations that we partner with in this important work.

Stories of Hope

Dawn Arch

Organ recipient

“I’m grateful for the chance to live a longer, healthier life. I’m so blessed, and I take nothing for granted.”

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William Lewis

Husband of donor hero

“There are so many in the black community in need of organ donations, but not many of us agree to donate,” William says. “After discussing and praying about it, we decided, ‘let’s just do this, and then if something happens, we’ll be able to help people.'”

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Faith McKinney

Tissue recipient and living donor

“Leaving the world a better place is always my goal, and I think it’s a goal that others share. Being an organ donor or designating yourself as an organ donor is one way to do that.” 

READ FAITH’S STORY