Lifesharers - A Great Organ Donation Program

Jacqueline Marcell Health Guide
  • I am a long-time member of the LifeSharers organ donation program, mainly because I was shocked to learn that every year Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs. That means about 8,000 Americans die needlessly every year just waiting for an organ.


    As of March 31, 2008:


    * LifeSharers has 11,096 members, representing a 35% increase in a year. There are members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


    * Members are eligible for preferred access to receive organs of fellow members 180 days after joining. LifeSharers has qualified 9,824 members.


    * There are 68 LifeSharers members on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s transplant waiting list-with 65 of them qualified to receive organs of fellow members.

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    Please join LifeSharers and tell your friends, because every member decreases your chance of dying while waiting for an organ. Membership is free and open to all at or by calling 888-ORGAN88.


    For news and commentary about LifeSharers go to this link:


    And here are ideas for spreading the word about LifeSharers:


    TRANSPLANT CAFE–The Gift of E-Life! is a new social network community that facilitates personal connections and support to those touched by organ, marrow and tissue transplantation. People waiting for transplants, transplant recipients, living donors, people who have donated a loved one’s organs, doctors and facilitators are all welcome. If this describes you, be sure to create your free account:


    People can solve the organ-shortage problem themselves

    Salem Statesman Journal


    LifeSharers urges public to literally give of themselves during Donate Life Month - Killeen Daily Herald


    An organization, LifeSharers, raises ethical questions about organ donation - Cleveland Plain Dealer


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Published On: April 02, 2008