Donate to Organ Transplant Research, Patient Care and Education

Did you know that Northwestern Medicine’s Organ Transplantation Program is one of the nation’s largest living donor programs and has performed more than 4,000 kidney transplants since the program’s inception? Through generous donations, Northwestern Memorial Foundation can help those in need with organ transplantation, as well as organ donor registration. Organs that can be donated after death are the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas and small intestines. Tissues that can be donated include corneas, skin, veins, heart valves, tendons, ligaments and bones. Being an organ donor is just as important as giving support and help of any kind of monetary value to organ transplantation.

What your gifts do for those in the Organ Transplantation Program:

  • You will be part of the more than 400 organ transplants each year, making the Northwestern Medicine program among the top nationally in patient outcomes and the number of transplants performed.
  • You will be behind the more than 4,000 kidney transplants performed since the program’s inception and the many more to come.
  • You can say you support one of the largest living donor kidney transplant programs in the country.
  • Your donation will support one of the largest living donor programs in the United States.
  • You will also be a part of groundbreaking research and the science behind new programs like the premier center for islet cell transplantation for diabetic patients.

Organ transplantation programs also include heart transplantation, kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, lung transplantation, pancreas and islet cell transplantation, living donor organ transplantation, as well as a Hispanic transplant program. One in nine, or 26 million Americans have kidney disease – and most do not even know it! That is why support from Northwestern Memorial Foundation is so important in the advancement and research of organ transplantation. Organ disease is a massive public health issue globally, and organ transplantation can be a lifesaving treatment option for many with debilitating diseases. There are as many people dying per year of organ disease as there are on the transplant waiting list currently and awareness is vital in helping those in need of organ transplantation.

Organ Transplant Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Your donations to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will help physicians perform numerous groundbreaking procedures. One dollar at a time can help one person at a time, one organ at a time. Northwestern Medicine’s Kovler Organ Transplantation Center is the longest continual provider of organ transplantation in Chicago. Since its first transplant in 1964, the center has continually provided new organs for more than 8,000 people, and your support can help us continue to become a pioneer in transplantation research. While one donor can save up to eight lives, he/she can save and enhance more than 100 lives through the lifesaving and healing gift of tissue donation.

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