A life can be saved by organ donation organs | PostIndependent.com

A life can be saved by organ donation organs

More than 90,000 Americans are now on the national waiting list for organ transplants.

More than 40,000 more people will join the waiting list in the next 12 months.

As demand for organs is growing five times as fast as the supply, LifeSharers, a nonprofit network of organ donors, is facing the challenge of organ shortages by giving members preferred access to the organs of fellow members when they die.

More than 6,000 Americans die every year waiting for organ transplants. At the same time, Americans bury or cremate about 20,000 transplantable organs every year. Only about half of the organs that could save lives are donated.

Meanwhile, most transplanted organs are going to people who have not signed up as donors, a situation LifeSharers wants to help change. The mission of LifeSharers is to save lives by increasing the number of organ donors. They offer a powerful incentive.

LifeSharers membership is free and open to all at http://www.lifesharers.org or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88.

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