The Organ Donation & Transplant Association of America’s mission is to help people start the conversation about organ donation and to educate about its importance for the more than 100,000 people awaiting transplants. The organization does this by providing education and information about organ donation, addressing important facts, and informing people how to register to become an organ donor.
Stories of Hope
In retrospect, we should have seen the signs of Miles' illness. His skin coloring was changing as were the whites of his eyes, but it was so slow and so subtle that we just never noticed. It wasn't until Miles had his 6-month check-up that Miles' pediatrician noticed the yellow tone to his skin. She felt his liver, and immediately sent us to the Liver Team at Children's Mercy hospital in Kansas City. Read more
My name is Lindsay, I am 20 years old. My best friend and I got into an accident in October 2016. My friend was 17 years old, she was on life support for two days before she was pronounced brain dead. She was an organ donor, she saved 2 kids and a 30 year old gentleman. She inspired me to become an organ donor. I think being an organ donor is a great thing, you never know how many families you will get to help.
Arundi Mahendran, MBBS, MRCS, MSc is a transplant surgeon and accomplished singer. A recent episode of NY Med followed Dr. Mahendran as she collaborated on a living donor liver transplantation in which one brother donated a portion of his liver to the other. Dr. Mahendran challenges followers to engage in a different kind of discussion when it comes to organ donation. Read more