APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH
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APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

Did you know that more than over 270 people die every day in the United States waiting for an organ transplant because there are simply not enough organs available.

MatchingDonors is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and the nation’s largest online living organ donor organization finding living organ donors for people needing organ transplants. In conjunction with various health organizations throughout the United States we have created a very successful Public Service Announcement campaign to help people recognize that they can save lives by being a living organ donor, to encourage them to register as an altruistic living organ donor, and to make them realize they can help save the lives of people needing organ transplants by donating other things. ThisMatchingDonors Living Organ Donor Initiative program has already saved thousands of lives.

Currently, patients waiting for an organ donation are placed on a national waiting list through the government. A computer system matches patients to donor organs according to objective criteria such as blood and tissue type, immune status, medical urgency and time spent on the waiting list -the average time to receive a deceased organ is 7 to 12 years on this list. This ranking system determines which patients are offered available organs. This process is extremely important in anyone's organ search, but MatchingDonors.com offers a way to enhance the search with a more active approach. Many patients receive their kidney transplant within six months of registering on MatchingDonors.com.
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