Every year over 900,000 lives are helped through tissue and eye donation. Donated heart valves can replace damaged ones, allowing the heart to function well again. Special grafts help patients with spinal deformities live normal lives. Musculoskeletal tissue replaces bone, tendons and ligaments lost to cancer, severe trauma, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, and other conditions. Skin can save the lives of burn victims.
But without the choice of people like you and the determination of donor families, allograft surgery would not be possible. A single donor can help up to 50 people-often many more-improve their lives. With that in mind, please designate your donation decision.
How to Become a Donor
To find out how to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor in your state visit the Donate Life America website or call the Henry County Coroner's office at 309-937-5550.