Each day at any given time, there are thousands of men, women and children waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in the United States. These are people’s parents, children, sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, aunts, uncles, grandparents, best friends and neighbors who are all waiting for a second chance at life. On average, 18 people a day will die waiting, and every 12 minutes a new name will be added to this long list of people who are waiting. The only way to make a difference is to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, so make sure to encourage family and friends to take action and join the Maryland donor registry (or their state’s donor registry if they are not Maryland residents).
Tyler, 19, is currently waiting for a kidney transplant.
||Local Maryland Waiting List
||National Waiting List
To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor in Maryland, visit www.donatelifemaryland.org. If you are not a Maryland resident, visit www.donatelife.net to find your state’s online donor registry.
Be someone’s hero. Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
If you or someone you know is currently waiting for an organ or tissue transplant and would like to be featured in future blog posts regarding the waitlist and the need for organ donors, contact Lauren Muskauski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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