What organs and tissues can I donate?

Significant advances in surgical procedures and in the development of medicines have made possible the transplantation of the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestine. Tissues used for transplantation include corneas, heart valves, thin layers of skin, bone, plus blood and soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, veins, cartilage and bone marrow.

To volunteer to give blood, contact your local Red Cross Chapter or visit www.redcross.org and enter your ZIP code to show your local chapter. To register to donate your bone marrow or to learn more, visit www.marrow.org.




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