Medical advancements have created cures that were once unimaginable for illnesses ranging from infection to kidney failure. But many of these cures depend on something that, unlike drugs, can't be artificially manufactured — organ, tissue, blood and marrow donations.
Every day, millions of people are relying on YOU as a part of their life-saving treatment. Select a donation type below to discover how you can help.
You can be a Hometown Hero by giving blood every two months at the Scott & White Blood Center. Ongoing donations are needed to ensure blood is always available.
Seventy percent of all patients in need of a transplant do not have a match within their family and rely on the Be The Match Registry. Even with a registry of millions of willing donors, patients are still without a match.
According to donatelifetexas.org, there is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation. Of the more than 113,000 patients in the U.S. awaiting transplantation, more than 11,000 are Texans.
You can touch more than 50 lives through your combined organ and tissue donation.