Donor Network of Arizona and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network both announced that 2014 was a record year for donation in their service areas.
Donor Network of Arizona reported the highest number of tissue donors ever as they honored the gift of donation from 1,224 people. Tissue donation can provide life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities for many recipients across the United States and around the world.
According to Gift of Hope, the organ procurement organization serving Illinois and northwest Indiana, 1,908 donors and their families authorized the donation of bone, skin, heart valve and other tissue for transplant during the year.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of each tissue donor and their family’s ability to look beyond their own grief to envision the healing potential of donation.