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# of Hoosiers registered to Donate Life:


Types of Donation

Living Donation

Deceased Donation

Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCA)

Living Donation

Living donation offers another choice for transplant candidates, and it saves two lives: the recipient and the patient who moves up on the national transplant waiting list. Kidney and liver patients who are able to receive a living donor transplant can receive an organ much sooner, often in less than a year.

Interested in living donation? Contact the transplant center, listed below, that is closest to you. 

Deceased Donation

Deceased donation is the process of giving an organ (or part of an organ), tissue or eye at the time of the donor’s death, for transplantation to another person. By signing up to be a donor, you can give life to others. Unless under the age of 18, understand that your family cannot override your decision.  

Vascularized Donation Allografts (VCA)

Vascularized Composite Allografts involve the transplantation of multiple structures that may include skin, bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. The most commonly known types of VCAs are for hand and face transplants.