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Today in the U.S., more than 116,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. More than 2,000 of our family, friends and co-workers wait in Wisconsin. Every 11 minutes, a new name is added to the list, and 19 people will die today because they didn't get the organ they needed to survive in time.

 

As the home to the third-largest Transplant Program in the nation, we at UW Health see how our patients receive new life through transplantation. The work of our nationally recognized UW Organ and Tissue Donation service has created a record-breaking number of donors, but sadly, the wait list continues to grow.

 

 
Yes, I will DONATE 

Organ Donation Registry

 

More than 2,000 people in Wisconsin are waiting for the gift of life. Wisconsin has an online Donor Registry which makes it easier than ever to authorize organ, tissue and eye donation. Learn more

 

See who's saying "yes" to organ donation in Wisconsin (pdf)

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Promote Donation

 

How can you support organ donation? Through your workplace, hospital, community group or even on your own, we can help you promote this life-saving mission.

 

Use our Ten Ways To Promote Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation list and tap into the tools in our Donation Tool Kit.

Team Destination Donation

Support Donation

 

Join UW Organ and Tissue Donation and our partners across the state by engaging with donation support teams and activities such as:

Yes, I Will Volunteer 

Volunteer

 

We rely on a large group of volunteers across the state to help get the word out about the importance of organ donation. Donor families, recipients and anyone else passionate about organ donation and transplantation are invited to join our volunteer team.

 

Learn more

 
 

I'M PROMOTING DONATION!

UW Organ and Tissue Donation advocate Mary Nachreiner

Blue audio icon UW OTD's Mary Nachreiner is promoting donation, on the job and on the radio in La Crosse.

Find out who else is promoting donation.

 

 
 

YES, I DID! 

Why sign up for the Wisconsin Donor Registry? Here's why Chris Weihing is doing it:

"Through (a) precious, life-changing donation my son-in-law received ... his new liver and a chance to see his children grow up."

 

Read Chris' story and other "Yes, I Did!" testimonials | Share Your Story

 

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