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Celebrating Black
History Month

We are recognizing the contributions of the more than 19,000 black living donors who have given the gift of life.

According to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN), there were 1,146* organ transplants in Virginia last year.


Doctors will do everything they can to save a life.

Organ donation is only discussed after all life-saving methods have failed and a patient has died.



Providing hope one transplant at a time

Donate Life Virginia Member, Karl Neumann, is second living HIV-positive donor in nation, thanks to the HOPE Act.


Robin"Junior" Carvajal

“Junior’s dream was to become a cardiovascular surgeon and save people’s lives. In the end, Junior’s wish to help other people was realized in a different way, with his marvelous gifts. He saved five lives. As a mother, I couldn’t be more proud!”

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U.S residents are waiting
for a life-saving transplant.
Virginians have signed up to be organ, eye and tissue donors.
Virginians are undecided about registering for organ, eye and tissue donation.
die each day waiting for a match.

95% of Americans say that they support organ donation but only 54% have registered.
Among the 115,000 people waiting on a life-saving transplant, 2,400 live right here in Virginia.
There is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation.
Lives are at stake. Register to be an organ donor today and tell others why you #SayYES.


Real stories about what is possible when you #SayYES.

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