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In a story published by The Cypress Times today, LifeGift reminds everyone that the need for organ and tissue donors is still critical. According to LifeGift, an organ and tissue recovery agency in Texas, there are 110,000 people in the United States waiting for a lifesaving transplant. On average,18 people die of organ failure due […]
The Associated Press reported that this week Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has denoted March as National Kidney Month. White’s sister is a kidney recipient, and at the designation ceremony held at the Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, he spoke about the importance of organ and tissue donation. To find out how to become a donor […]
The California Department of Motor Vehicles and Donate Life California announced yesterday that more than eight million Californians have now registered as organ and tissue donors through the state’s Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry, a 33 percent increase in 12 months. The orgainzations attribute the surge in registrations to continuing education about […]
We are now in our second year of operating this educational site AllograftPossibilities. We started this site with the lofty goal of becoming the premier source for straightforward tissue donation and transplant information, and through feedback from our readers we have evolved the site to focus on the humanization of that topic, as well as […]
We are excited to unveil the new and improved AllograftPossibilities, the premier Web source on tissue donation and transplantation. We overhauled the site to make it more user-friendly and better tailored for our numerous audiences including: donor families, tissue recipients, OPO personnel, students/young people that attend educational programs on donation and AlloSource personnel. The blog […]
Every March 4, family and friends of donor Jake Thompson gather for a day of snowboarding in honor of Thompson, who was an avid snowboarder and was killed in an accident on March 4, 2009. Today is the second annual Shred for Jake Day and is being held at Keystone Ski Resort from 8:30 a.m. to […]
We are pleased to announce that we have launched an AllograftPossibilities Facebook page. Click here to check it out. Our goals for the page are threefold: grow the online awareness of tissue donation, provide updates on tissue donation and transplantation in social communities where people are spending time and introduce new people to the educational […]