Organ & tissue

donation

saves lives

how one

can save

eight

The impact of one organ and tissue donor is extraordinary. One organ donor can save as many as eight lives through the gifts of their lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. One tissue donor can improve the lives of 75 or more people.

Our Story

I’m extremely grateful for Brendon’s donor because now he gets to live the life he deserves.

I was Jonathan’s Defensive Line Coach and he was one of my toughest players… The last thing he requested was for me to receive the gift of life from him.

David was passionate about golf. Having received a transplant gave him the ability to be passionate about life and living it to its fullest…

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Take a Moment to Save Lives

Registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor only takes a couple of minutes. But the impact you have will last a lifetime for transplant recipients and their families.

Register to Be a Donor

our 2022

registration

goal

It’s simple: the more people who register, the more lives that can be saved. Help us reach our 2022 donor registration goal by signing up today!

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Goal: 115,000 Total

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Be the Gift Campaign during the Vols…

January 9, 2023
The UT & VU teams have a challenge for you. They have a goal of registering 125,000 new Tennesseans as organ and tissue donors for the year and they need your…

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Sisters celebrate anniversary of kidney…

December 30, 2022
Carolyn Rogers donated her kidney to her sister, Patti, in September…

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West Tennessee woman in need of kidney…

December 20, 2022
And after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, one West Tennessee woman joined the fight and waitlist for one of the most needed…

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‘A priceless gift’: A local…

December 19, 2022
After being told by doctors Edwards would not make it. Humphrey says she was prepared to answer the call to donate his…

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we can only do it together

#BeTheGift Connections is a series of monthly programs designed to inform and connect the public to lifesaving stories of organ donation and transplantation.

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