More than 100,00 people are waiting for an organ
More than 1,000 people are waiting in Connecticut
Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person. Organ donation can occur with:
a deceased donor, who can give kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, intestinal organs
a living donor, who can give a kidney, or a portion of the liver, lung, intestine, or pancreas
Cornea donation is necessary for the preservation and restoration of sight. That's because the cornea is the clear dome-like window covering the front of the eye that allows the light to pass through to the retina, which enables us to see.
When consent for donation is given, corneas must be surgically removed from a deceased donor within twelve hours of their death. Very few conditions exclude people from cornea donation.
Donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients, and even save lives.
Most tissues are donated after death by people who previously committed to donation. Unlike organs, tissues can be donated up to 24 hours after a person's heart has stopped beating.
Donate Life Connecticut's Curriculum Project
Volunteer by helping DLC reach out to schools. We are scheduling virtual guest speakers and have a FREE in-school or virtual curriculum designed for 6th-12th grades in science and health-related courses. During this complex time, Donate Life Connecticut wants to provide user-friendly resources to schools and educate students about the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
DRIVING SCHOOL PROJECT
The DLC Driving School Project is well underway. If you are interested in contacting driving schools or presenting to a class, either virtually or in-person (safety guidelines are followed), please click here.
EDUCATION SAVES LIVES!
In keeping with our mission to raise awareness about organ donation, Donate Life Connecticut has launched a television media campaign. Please enjoy the informative videos below.
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This volunteer-based coalition believes that working together with a common voice is the best way to reach the goal of increasing the donor registry, which will inevitably impact the number of transplants that give new life and hope to people suffering from fatal illness or life threatening injury.
Donate Life Connecticut is dedicated to the purpose of public education and awareness for all Connecticut residents concerning the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation and increasing the number of registered donors.
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