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Organ Donation Presentation - Save Lives

Learn some facts about why you should become an organ donor. You can save 50 lives with your organs!

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Organ Donation Presentation - Save Lives

  1. 1. Organ Donation Saves Lives Prepared By: Sara Burtis Public Speaking
  2. 2. My Grandma Diane Needed Liver Transplant • Liver Failure • Yellow Skin Color • Weight Loss • Poor Quality of Life ...........Grandma Diane never got her transplant Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  3. 3. FACTS Every Day 19 People Die due to shortage of organ transplants.Nearly 10 percent of all critical care patients under the age of 18 are waiting for a transplant. Someone is added to the organ donor list every 11 minutes. ........thats me, you, parents, grandparents and cousins Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  4. 4. FACTS As of May 4, 2009, the percentage of recipients who were still living 5-years after their transplant is noted below for kidney, heart, liver, and lung. ◦ Kidney: 69.3% ◦ Heart: 74.9% ◦ Liver: 73.8% ◦ Lung: 54.4% Organdonor.gov........thats me, you, parents, grandparents and cousins, LIVING Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  5. 5. What can be Donated? Organs Tissue • Lungs • Cornea • Heart • Skin • Liver • Bone Marrow • Intestines • Heart Valves • Pancreas • Middle Ear • Kidneys • Tendon......Save a life with your organs, you don’t need them anymore Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  6. 6. ImpactYOU can Have A single organ donor can save up to 50 lives!If everyone in this class became an organ donor we could potentially save over 1,000 LIVES! Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  7. 7. FACTSThe wait for an organ transplant can take days, months oreven years depending on:1. The number of donations2. Type of transplant3. Location There are 72,792 people actively waiting for a transplant TODAY! Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  8. 8. TheProble m Organdonor.govThe gap between people who need a transplant and number of donations grows every year! Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  9. 9. TheSolution .....become an organ and tissue donor. Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis
  10. 10. ResourcesGet involved and save lives:◦ Governing Body - http://www.organtransplants.org◦ Register to Save Lives - http://www.donatelife.net/register-now/ Organ Donation Saves Lives Sara Burtis

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