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ORGAN DONATION

My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it


is through earth's loveliness
-Michelangelo-

BY THIS TIME TOMORROW


15 people in America who are alive right now will be
dead.
Not because they were in a car accident,
Not because they were gunned down,
Not because their time had come,
not even because they werent in the hospital,
but simply because they couldnt obtain a transplant
in time.
15 people will die because the organ transplant they
need will not be possible.
The National Organ Transplant Waiting List

POWER

ORGAN
TRANSPLANTATION
Organ transplantation
is one of the greatest
achievements of
modern surgery.
It is not longer an
experiment.
21,000 transplants /year
(UNOS).
96,000 waiting.

BIG PROBLEM
The lack of available organs is still a
problem of the field of organ
transplantation surgery.
In order to continue organ transplant
surgery, organ donations must
become more available.

WHAT ORGANS AND TISSUE


WE CAN DONATE

One person can


help 50 people

THING OF THE TIME


Every 16 minutes,
another name is
added to the waiting
list.
The average wait for
a kidney is 416 days,
28 days for a liver,
and 162 days for a
heart.
(Coalition on
Donation website)

The need for donated


organs and tissues
ORGAN

PEOPLE

Liver
Pancreas
Kidney-Pancreas
Heart
Lung
Heart/Lung

USA
94,698
70,238
16,995
1,742
2,380
2,834
2,818
133

NY
8,494
5,973
1,958
116
125
263
184
5

Intestine

234

All Organs
Kidney

In Ecuador, 2293 people are on


the waiting list

In Ecuador
Its a law
Article 29 -. Donation -. Ecuadorian, Ecuadorian and legal foreign
residents in the country, over eighteen, when they die they will
become donors unless they have tabled in life, express his will to
the contrary in a of the following ways:
a) expressing its refusal to donate organs, tissues or cells in your
body for later implantation in living humans or for study or
research; or,
b) Restricting, specifically, its affirmative will grant to certain
organs, tissues and / or cells.

AVAILABLE ORGAN
Clinics consider blood type, body size,
medical urgency, time waiting, and
geographical proximity as the criteria
for distribution.
Factors such as race, gender, age,
income, or celebrity status are never
considered.
Organ allocation.

HOW TO BECOME
A DONOR
Step 1. Sign Your
Driver's License or NonDriver ID.
Step 2. Enroll in the
New York State Organ
and Tissue Donor
Registry.
Step 3. Discuss your
decision with your
family

BRENTS STORY (Donor)


Brent Adams died
on April 13, 1998
due to a car
accident.
He was such a
fighter and loved
life.
Brents organs
helped five people.

TONGS STORY (Recipient)


Tong had a serious
congenital heart
disease.
She got a heart in
Oct, 2000.
She is totally
different after her
transplant. Her lips,
fingers and toes are
pink.

REMEMBER
There is a huge need for organs.
Almost any organ can be transplanted
to anyone.
There are different ways of making sure
that your organs are donated after
you die.
The opportunity to sign a Donor
Register.