About Donation

Overview

Organ and tissue donation provides a “Second Chance” for thousands of people each year and is the result of people helping people – of ordinary people becoming “Heroes.”

When you make a personal commitment to be an organ and tissue donor, you can help save eight lives and improve the quality of living for nearly 50 people! Many organs and tissues can be donated, including the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, intestine, skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, vessels, heart valves, nerves, middle ear bones and eyes.

Here you can find out about the growing need, answers to your questions, and how to find additional information resources, both locally and nationally. You can also stay informed on the latest news in Iowa.

We also invite you to visit our Power of Yes campaign site. Watch videos of Iowans who have felt the Power of Yes through giving and receiving organ donations. Read and hear about the myths that often keep people from registering as donors – learn the facts.

Make the choice to help – feel the Power of Yes and become someone’s hero!

The Need

The need is real. The need is urgent. In Iowa alone, over 600 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant at any given time. Learn how you can help.

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Who Can Donate

Anyone of any age can be a life-saving hero by donating organs and tissues – learn more!

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Living Donation

In addition to deceased donor transplants, some people may also receive organs from living donors. Living donation offers an alternative Gift of Life for individuals awaiting transplantation and increases the existing organ supply.

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FAQs

Get your questions about organ, eye and tissue donation answered here!

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