April 25th, 2013 | It’s one of the leading medical issues of our time: human donor organs are in extremely short supply, while nearly 20 Americans die daily waiting for a life-saving transplant. So, why aren’t more people giving the gift of life through organ donation? In many cases, family members aren’t even aware of the potential donor’s decision,… Continue Reading
We rely on the generosity of many to provide life-saving transplants to hundreds of children each year. Our innovative surgical techniques have led to more efficient organ use, reduced surgical times, reduced wait times and improved patient outcomes.
We invite you to join us as an organ donor to help someone you know or perhaps someone you've never met who is in desperate need of a transplant. Becoming an organ donor is a big decision. But doing so has power to affect the lives of many for years to come.
You could save a child’s life by becoming an organ donor.
Children on a transplant wait list are at the beginning of their lives and are desperately seeking an organ to allow them to live. There are more than 1,000 Indiana residents and more than 100,000 Americans waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
Register to become an organ donor. It only takes a few minutes, and you could save up to eight lives.
The Indiana Donor Registry is administered by Donate Life Indiana, the local chapter of Donate Life America. This alliance exist to save and enhance lives by registering organ, eye and tissue donors.
Alliance for Paired Donation
The Alliance for Paired Donation (APD) is a program created to match people with living donors who can’t receive them because they are incompatible. These potential recipients and their donor/donors are entered into the APD pairing system with others in the same situation. A computer system looks for a match.
When a match is found for one incompatible donor/recipient pair with another pair, the donors do a “swap,” allowing both of their recipients to receive a transplant. In addition, there have been "chains" started in the APD when a person, out of the goodness of his or her heart, wants to donate a kidney to a stranger who is registered in the APD.
To learn more, visit the APD website or call Nancy Duncan at IU Health Transplant at 317.948.8863.