What is the 20 Million in 2012 Campaign?
20 Million in 2012 is a yearlong campaign launched by Donate Life America, which looks to add 20 million new organ, eye, and tissue donors to state registries in 2012. Donate Life America will host four national events in honor of the campaign: the Donate Life Flash Mob, Donate Life Blue and Green Virtual Fashion Show, Donate Life Champions, and Donate Life Linking Hands for Life. For more information about 20 Million in 2012 and to register as an organ eye and tissue donor, visit www.donatelifeamerica.org
Who can be a donor?
People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissue can be donated.
Does my religion support organ, eye and tissue donation?
Every major religion in the United States supports organ, eye and tissue donation as one of the highest expressions of compassion and generosity.
Is there a cost to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?
There is no cost to the donor's family or estate for donation. The donor family pays only for medical expenses before death and costs associated with funeral arrangements.
Does my social and/or financial status play any part in whether or not I will receive an organ if I ever need one?
No. When you are on the transplant waiting list for a donor organ, what really counts is the severity of your illness, body size, tissue type, blood type and other important medical information.
Why should I register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?
Organ, eye and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive, and normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. To find out how to be a donor visit: www.iowadonornetwork.org.