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Resource Center: Organ Donation and Transplantation

KIDNEY KIDS Organ Donor Card
Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant. 17 people die each day because of the critical shortage of available organs. Each organ donor can improve the lives of as many as 100 other people. KIDNEY KIDS urges you to become an organ donor
and to discuss your wishes with your family.

Simply print this page, fill out the card, and keep it in your wallet.

Please always remember to discuss your wishes
with your family!


American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation
The purposes of the foundation are research, education and promotion of the sharing of organs and tissues for transplantation.
Toll-free: (800) 543-6399
Phone: (804) 323-9890


Children's Organ Transplant Association, Inc. (COTA)
COTA is designed for individuals and families who have children needing transplants and wish to obtain more information regarding financial assistance.
Toll-free: (800) 366-2682


Donate Your Kidneys is an organization that was established to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and whose primary concern is reducing the waiting period for obtaining an organ to as close to zero as possible.
Toll-free: (800) 388-2585
Phone: (718) 529-6300


National Foundation for Transplants (NFT)
This organization's mission is to provide financial support and assistance for transplant patients and their families. They also provide information about organ donor awareness.
Phone: (901) 684-1697
Toll-free: (800) 489-3863


National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF)
The NTAF is designed for all organ and tissue transplant patients, their families, catastrophic injury patients, and professionals. This website provides information on financial assistance and transplant-related educational materials. It also contains links to individual transplant patient websites.
Phone: (610) 535-6105
Toll-free: (800) 642-8399


National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant
Education Program (MOTTEP)

MOTTEP is the first program of its kind in the US to:

Educate minorities about organ and tissue transplantation;

Empower these communities to develop transplant education programs allowing them to be involved in addressing the donor shortage; Increase the participation of minorities in organ/tissue transplant endeavors, including the signing of organ donor cards; and
Increase the number of minorities who donate organs and tissues.

Phone: (202) 865-4888
Toll-free: (800) 393-2839
This official U.S. Government web site for organ and tissue donation and transplantation is maintained by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation, and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The division also supports programs to increase awareness of transplantation as a treatment option for conditions such as organ failure and to improve the success of the donation/transplantation process.


Provides comprehensive information regarding transplantation, interactive tools, links, and other helpful resources for transplant candidates, recipients, their families, and caregivers. Good e-mail updates that keep you current with what's going on in the transplant community.


Transplant Living
This site has a wealth of information for transplant recipients, family members and healthcare professionals. Transplant Living is a project of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a nonprofit organization (see entry below) that maintains the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).
Toll-free: (888) 894-6361


TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation is a nonprofit education site serving the world transplant community. It features news and events, patient experiences, the top 10 myths about donation, a donation quiz, questions and answers, and a reference area.
Phone: (734) 998-7314


United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Brings together medicine, science, public policy and technology to facilitate every organ transplant performed in the United States. UNOS is a nonprofit organization that maintains the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).
Phone: (804) 782-4800
Toll-free: (888) 894-6361


Washington Regional Transplant Consortium (WRTC)
The WRTC's mission is to recover organs and tissues by preserving every donation option, excelling in recovery and placement, and providing care for donors and their families.
Phone: (703) 641-0100
Toll-free: (866) 232-3666


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