Chances are, you know someone that has been touched by organ donation.
Whether you are a transplant candidate, a transplant recipient, a donor family or just a friend looking to support and learn more about organ donation; where to start can be a daunting task.
For those waiting to receive an organ, the journey can be a long and emotionally draining one. For families that have lost a loved one and provided a life saving gift, their journey has its own emotional path.
This section is designed to help you get you the information you need.
Please note that Taylor’s Gift Foundation has no affiliation with and does not endorse the entities or websites referenced, which are provided solely as a courtesy. This information is provided for your reference only.
- Organ Donation Infographic
- Top Common Facts and Myths about Organ Donation One-Sheet
- Statistics About Organ Donation and Transplants One-Sheet
- Organ Donation: The Process
- The Need is Real: Data
- Religious Views
- Healthful Habits
- Facts About Organ Donation
- What Can Be Donated?
- Age is Just a Number: Facts for People Over 50
- U.S. Government Information on Organ & Tissue Donation and Transplantation
- Understanding Organ Donation
- Transplant Living
- United Network for Organ Sharing
- Recommended Reading
- Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
- History of Transplantation
- Understanding Donation
- Learn about Cornea Transplants
- How Does the Donor Process Work
- All About Organ Procurement Organizations
- Find Your Local OPO
For Transplant Candidates
For Transplant Recipients
For Donor Families
- National Donor Database (UK)
- Live Life then Give Life (UK)
- Donor Family Network (UK)
- Transplant Sport (UK)
- Organ Donor Registry (Australia)
- Kidney Health (Australia)
- Organ Donor Foundation (South Africa)
- British Columbia Transplant (Canada)
- Canadian Society of Transplantation (Canada)
- Canadian Transplant Association
- Trillium Gift of Life Network (Canada - Ontario)
- Canada - Alberta
- Canada - British Colombia
- Canada - Manitoba
- Canada - New Brunswick
- Canada - Nova Scotia
- Canada - Saskatchewan
Did You Know…
- Vital organs (heart, kidneys, etc.), tissues (like the eyes and skin), and many other things can be donated.
- People of all ages and medical histories are potential donors.
- There is no cost to the donor’s family or estate for organ and tissue donation.
- Donation does not change the appearance of the body for the funeral service or otherwise.
- All major religions approve of organ and tissue donation and consider it an act of charity.
- The identities of all parties are kept confidential. Communication only occurs if desired by both parties.
- Only after a person is declared legally dead does organ and tissue recovery begin.
- Blood type, time on the waiting list, severity of illness, and other MEDICAL criteria are the only considerations.
- Buying or selling organs is a federal crime, punishable by jail time and fines.