Resources & Links

 

Resources

The organizations and electronic resources listed below can help you learn more about organ donation and transplantation.

Donate Life
Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors.

Transplant Centers (Organ Transplants)
Representing the largest group of OPTN membership, transplant centers are the medical institutions that operate organ transplant programs.

Organizations Related to Donation & Transplantation
Contact information for many national organizations concerned with organ, tissue, blood, and marrow donation and/or transplantation.

What Every Patient Needs to Know (Organ Transplants) (PDF – 4MB)
Created to help patients and their families through the process of organ transplantation and to provide the information needed to make knowledgeable healthcare decisions.

Understanding Cancer Series: Blood Stem Cell Transplants

Blood Stem Cell Transplant Resources 
Materials for patients considering blood or marrow transplantation.


 

Links

Organ and Tissue Donation/Transplantation:

American Society of Multicultural Health & Transplant Professionals
Coalition on Donation
Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Transplantation
National Kidney Foundation
National Marrow Donor Program
National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program
National Transplant Assistance Fund
Transweb: Organ and Tissue Donation
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)-Transplantation facts and statistics

Organ/Disease Specific Organizations:

American Liver Foundation
American Lung Association
Children’s Liver Alliance (Biliary Atresia and Liver Transplant Network, Inc.)
Children’s Liver Association for Support
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Transplant Support:

American Heart Association
American Transplant Association
National Foundation for Transplants
Mississippi State Department of Health
Transplant Speakers International


 

Materials

Get involved by sharing the importance of organ donation with others. Here are some materials that can help you. All materials listed below are free of charge.

Hospital Campaign Tool Kit
The WPFL Hospital Campaign Tool Kit contains a wide array of written and visual materials, including posters and tent cards, web banners, news release templates, public service announcements, e-mails, and letters, along with strategies and suggestions for planning and promoting a successful campaign.

Campus Campaign Tool Kit
The Campus Campaign Tool Kit provides resources and tools to support organizations participating in HRSA’s National Donation Campus Challenge. Although the materials were developed for HRSA’s campaign, each file is available in .jpg and .eps formats and can be downloaded and customized for any project promoting donor registration in colleges, universities, or other post-secondary institutions.

Workplace Partnership Materials
Workplace Partnership Materials are available to support understanding of and participation in this national program to increase donation and the number of designated organ and tissue donors in the United States.

Decision: Donation (high school program)
Decision: Donation is a donation education program developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for secondary school students. A resource book for teachers, it includes two student-focused DVDs and a core lesson that can be completed within one 45-minute class period. Additional activities and lessons designed for math, biology, social studies, and English classes can stand alone or be integrated into the existing curriculum.

Passports for Health (available in multiple languages)
Small, passport-size booklets are available at ask.hrsa.gov to provide individuals with an opportunity to keep track of their medical history and to learn about organ donation.

No Greater Love and Science of Miracles Documentary Films
The films noted in the link are part of HRSA’s effort to address the serious gap between the people in need of organs for transplantation and the number of organs available. Put yourself in the position of the people you see in these films – the donors, the recipients, and their families. Then sign up to become a donor

Donor Sabbath Materials
The National Donor Sabbath Materials located at the link are available for order at no charge by the public, organizations, faith leaders and their communities include Sharing the Gift of Life: A Resource Guide for Faith Leaders on Organ and Tissue Donation and National Donor Sabbath.

Partnering with Your Transplant Team (Organ Transplants)
A Patient’s Guide to Transplantation
Access Online (PDF – 1.42 MB)
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