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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is donation important?
Over 120,000 Americans are currently waiting for a life-saving transplant. 3,000 of these people live in Kansas and Missouri.

Organs donated by one person can potentially save 8 lives and their donation of tissue can enhance more than 50 lives.

Who can be a donor?
What is a living donor?
What organs and tissue can be donated?
If I sign my driver's license, will it affect
the quality of medical care I receive?
How do I share my decision?

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Transplant recipient Ramiro and his son, Christopher, encourage you to discuss organ and tissue donation with your loved ones.