You can save lives by deciding to be an organ and tissue donor. More than 60,000 Americans are waiting for life-saving organs while thousands more could benefit from tissue transplants. Tragically, the need for donated organs (such as the heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver and intestines) and tissues to help others (such as eyes, skin, bone heart valves and tendons) is greater than the supply.
All major religions approve of organ and tissue donation and consider it a gift, an act of charity. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your religious advisor.
Sharing your decision to be an organ and tissue donor with your family is as important as making the decision itself.
Sharing your decision with your family now will prevent confusion or uncertainty about your wishes. Carrying out your wish to save other lives can provide your family with great comfort.
If you still have questions and need additional information about organ and tissue donation, or if you would like to request a donor card or brochure, please call: Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, Richard Pinon, Coordinator, 1-800-275-1744 or 956-630-0884.