Organ Donor Awareness
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STATISTICS ABOUT ORGAN DONATION
100,525 people in the US on the waiting list as of November 10, 2006
1,937 Tennesseans on the waiting list as of November 10, 2006
Over 1,000 people are added to the national waiting list each month
25,459 organ transplants were performed in the US in 2003
18 people die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant !
In 2002 128 Tennesseans died while waiting
In 2003, 6,013 patients in the US died while waiting
Tennessee had 188 organ donors in 2002
606 patients were transplanted in Tennessee in 2002
FACTS ABOUT TISSUE DONATION
Over 600,000 people benefit each year from life-enhancing tissue transplants
Over 46,000 have better vision each year through corneal transplants.
FACTS ABOUT ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION
Your eligibility as a donor will be evaluated by trained medical personnel at time of death.
No cost to donate
Most major religions support donation
Normal funeral arrangements
To be a donor, discuss your wishes with family and sign your driver's license or donor card
"Give the Gift of Life, Be an Organ/Tissue Donor, It`s the Masonic thing to DO"!
Below is a valid Organ Donor Card. Please print, sign it and let your family know of your decision!!!
Shown in the photo at left is , VISION 2013 Organ Donor Awareness coordinator. Brother Don is the recipient of a transplanted heart.
For more information please or click here for an article written by Brother Don in the April 2000 SCOTTISH RITE JOURNAL entitled ANSWERED PRAYERS.