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What To Expect During A Living Donation

Organ donation is one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences that a person can decide to engage in. By registering as an organ donor, you are making a promise to give a literal piece of yourself to someone to help him or her live their life once again. Registering as a deceased organ donor…

Granger Smith’s Son River Saves Two Lives Through Organ Donation

There are few things in life more difficult than the death of a child. No matter how famous or how much money you have, terrible things can still happen. In June of 2019, the unthinkable happened to country singer Granger Smith and his wife Amber. While outside playing with his children, Granger ran to his…

The Military and Organ Donation

The men and women of our military and our armed forces are one of our nation’s biggest treasures. Not only do these amazing people willingly risk life and limb to preserve our freedoms on a daily basis, but they do so asking for nothing in return. That selfless mentality pervades every aspect of military members’…

ECHO Donate Life Week

Every July since 2015, Donate Life America has partnered with the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation to create the annual two week Echo Donate Life. Echo Donate Life is dedicated to creating opportunities, raising awareness, and empowering multicultural communities to register as organ and tissue donors. The goal of this two-week program is to…

Organ Donation And Men’s Health

Our health is one of the most important aspects of our lives. From our homes to vacations and gifts, there are a lot of things that money can buy, but not our health. Men, in particular, are more likely to deal with liver disease and cardiovascular disease than their female counterparts. If these issues progress…

The Pope’s Endorsement of Organ Donation

One of the biggest misconceptions about organ donation is that your religious beliefs could stop you from becoming an organ donor. For the millions of Catholics and Christians around the world, Pope Francis just put that fear to bed permanently. According to Pope Francis, “a gift to the suffering Lord who said that everything we…

The Organ Shortage & the Need for Donors

As a people, we have become safer and lived longer thanks to huge advancements in medical technology and procedures. The unfortunate side effect of these great advancements in medical science is that there are fewer and fewer organs available for transplant. As of 2018, the US population sat at 326,766,748 people and is growing at…

The Importance of Logan’s Law

In February of 2019, a new bill named Logan’s Law went before the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives with the goal of making organ donation more accessible to people who love the outdoors. All of this began with the kindness of Logan Luft, a young man whose thoughtful and caring decision to become an…

Can 3D Printing Help the Organ Shortage?

When you think of 3D printing, you probably think of custom plastic pieces created through layering liquid plastic. Since 2015, commercial 3D printing has come a long way to include leaps like 3D printed concrete structures, metal #D printing, and most importantly, something called bioink. Bioink is exactly what it sounds like; it is ink…