The opportunity to save and enhance lives cannot happen without the dedication and coordinated efforts of organizations throughout Nebraska and Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
As medical practitioners and professionals committed to serving the public, we are obligated to recognize the donation wishes of patients and do our part to help those in need of a transplant. Laws established under the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) govern how individuals can designate their wishes to give part or all of their body for transplantation, therapy, research, or education at the time of their death. The UAGA also specifies that hospitals, law enforcement and first responders have a role in helping identify potential donors and assisting in the donation process.
The efforts to honor the wishes of organ and tissue donors have lead to new life, hope and healing for countless recipients and their families. In 2016 there were:
Organ and tissue donors in Nebraska
Organ transplants in Nebraska
Organ transplants in the United States
When a patient dies outside of a hospital, you have an opportunity to honor their donation wishes and heal hundreds. Learn how you can help.