Donate Life California is once again participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.
In 2015, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join to movement and give on November 28, 2017. Your contribution will help us reach the 55 percent of Californians who have not yet registered as organ, eye and tissue donors. Your contribution will help more people say, “YES!” Your contribution will save and heal more lives! Give TODAY!
Ways to give year-round
- Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, then share, like and/or retweet our #GivingTuesday messages.
- Do your shopping year-round at AmazonSmile. When you choose Donate Life California as your charity, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to Donate Life California. Click here for details.
- If you haven’t already, register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. For Donate Life registries in other states, go to www.donatelife.net.
- Start an eCampaign to encourage your friends and family to register as organ, eye and tissue donors!
- Today, an average of 85 transplants will be performed, giving people a precious second chance at life.
- A single organ donor can save the lives of up to 8 people.
- On average, a single tissue donor can heal the lives of up to 75 people.
- More than 33,000 people began new lives in 2016 thanks to organ transplants.
- More than 40,000 patients have their sight restored every year through cornea transplants.
- A living donor can provide a kidney or a portion of their liver, lung, pancreas or intestine to someone in need.
- Nationwide, minorities represent 58% of all organ transplant candidates, and more than 63% awaiting kidney transplants are minorities.
- More than one-third of all deceased donors are age 50 or older, and nearly 10% are age 65 or older.
- Sadly, an average of 22 patients die every day while awaiting a life-saving transplant.
- On average, 150 people are added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list each day—one every 10 minutes.
- More than 118,000 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S. More than 600 of them are 5 years old or younger.
- More than 1 million tissue transplants are performed each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising.