Say “YES” to organ & tissue donation through your state’s online registry
In the United States, there are over 110,000 people on the waiting list for organ and tissue transplants. An average of 18 men, women and children die every day waiting for an organ. You can help change that. Just one organ and tissue donor can save or enhance the life of up to 50 people.
While the number of organ donors in the U.S. is increasing overall, only 37% of Americans 18 years of age and over are registered donors, and the opt-in rate for organ donation in the 18-25 age group has markedly decreased since 2004. Additionally, many older Americans resist organ donation on the misguided basis that their organs are not useful after a certain age. There are many public misconceptions about organ donation, and it continues to be a topic that is rarely discussed and widely misunderstood.
We at “The Power Of Two” feature documentary, interactive online community and global call to action believe that more Americans would say yes to organ donation if the topic is readily and candidly discussed with friends and family. Please register to become an organ and tissue donor by saying yes to organ donation through your appropriate state registry here: www.donatelife.net
Have you said “YES” to organ donation? Please consider joining our Change.org pledge by clicking here.
Take your personal commitment one step further by pledging publicly on Change.org to continue to speak with your family, friends and/or colleagues about this topic and encourage them to say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation. On Change.org, you’ll be asked to sign our letter to the over 110,000 Americans on the transplant waiting list c/o Ana Stenzel and Isa Stenzel Byrnes, double lung transplant recipients and central characters of “The Power Of Two,” and the hundreds of thousands of transplant recipients in the U.S., telling them that you are committed to organ donation. This collective message will serve as a beacon of hope and support to all those awaiting transplants, helping them know that there are millions of Americans who believe strongly in the live-giving act of organ, eye and tissue donation.
There are currently over 30,000 people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States, and many thousands more affected by CF and other lung related conditions worldwide. As part of our global call to action, we encourage you to learn more about cystic fibrosis by following and supporting the work of our many community partners working on CF, lung health and related genetic illnesses. Click here to go to our community partner page.
- Learn more about organ donation and transplantation here: http://www.thepoweroftwomovie.com/organ-donation/
- Learn more about cystic fibrosis here: http://www.thepoweroftwomovie.com/cystic-fibrosis/