Over 117,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant waiting list. Every 12 minutes another person is added. In Louisiana over 1,600 people are waiting for organ transplants, 90% of whom are waiting for kidneys. Nearly 20 people each day die unnecessarily because there are too few organ donors. This adds up to thousands of
people per year.
There are a lot of myths about organ donation, but only the facts count.
How Do I Register to Become An Organ and Tissue Donor? A donor form is available from the hospital. Just ask your nurse. You may also sign up through the following resources:
For more information please contact LOPA at 1-800-521-GIVE (4483).