1 Organ & Tissue Donor Can Help 109 Lives

DENVER (CBS4) – One organ and tissue donor can help 109 people, and because of advancements in medicine, the demand for donors is only increasing.

Jennifer Moe with the Donor Alliance stopped by CBS4 studios. Watch her interview in the video below.

Link: Donor Alliance

Moe talks about the Donor Alliance organization. She also mentions how many people in the state and country are currently waiting for a transplant and how to become a donor.

Next Sunday the Donor Alliance will be celebrating the power of the incredible gift and raising money to support the program. Learn more by watching the interview.

  • Dave LifeSharers

    Your story about Organ Donation highlighted the tragic shortage of human organs for transplant operations.

    There are now over 110,000 people on the National Transplant Waiting List, with over 50% of these people dying before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.

    There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage – give donated organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

    Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. Everyone who is willing to receive should be willing to give.

    Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at http://www.lifesharers.org or by calling
    1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition. LifeSharers has over 14,680 members as of this writing, including 272 members in Colorado.

    Please contact me – Dave Undis, Executive Director of LifeSharers – if your viewers would like to learn more about our innovative approach to increasing the number of organ donors. I can arrange interviews with some of our local members if you’re interested. My email address is daveundis@lifesharers.org. My phone number is 615-351-8622.

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