Improving lives through organ eye and tissue donation

Tissue Donation

Tissue Donation

Like organ and corneal transplants, our ability to provide tissue for transplantation depends on the generosity of donor families. 1 in 20 Americans will require some type of tissue transplant each year. More than 1 million tissue transplant surgeries are performed every year in the U.S. Donated tissue has many uses and can be lifesaving to those who receive transplants.

Bone
Common Uses: Rebuild bones damaged by injury or disease, Jaw reconstruction

Tendons and Ligaments
Common Uses: Repair knee and ankle injuries

Heart Valves
Common Uses: Lifesaving surgeries for children with damaged valves and adults with heart disease

Veins and Arteries
Common Uses: Heart bypass surgery, restore blood flow to prevent amputation

Skin
Common Uses: Heal burns, reconstructive surgery after mastectomy

 

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