Why Be The Gift?

Organ donors save lives. To Be The Gift means one day to be a hero that saves eight lives and improves up to 75 more with the healing gifts of tissue donation.

Be The Gift that keeps on giving.

When you choose to Be The Gift, your legacy lives on in the lives of others. Your decision reaches their families, friends, and communities.

Your power to save lives is profound.

  • Just by registering, you are someone’s miracle. 17 people across the U.S. die waiting each day.
  • Diversity matters in donor registration. African American donors improve transplant success rates for African American patients.
  • While nothing can erase the grief of loss, donation honors and celebrates donors and the people who love them.
Did You Know?

Every 9 minutes another person is added to the waiting list.

Be The Gift of a lifetime.

Choose the legacy you want to leave. You can Be The Gift of birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and other milestones. You can be the gift of time.

Jonathan “Jonny” Wall

After a construction incident snapped Jonny’s ACL, he received a donated tendon to repair his damaged tissue. “My donor changed my life forever. Without their precious gift, I wouldn’t be able to build a life for my daughter and myself,” says Jonny.

Amber and Alexis, Liver Recipients

Thanks to their donor families both sisters are thriving as young adults. Alexis says, “I feel if it wasn’t for my donor family, I wouldn’t be here today.” Amber agrees, adding, “Thank you so much for our lives.”

Anthony “A.J.” Burgess

A.J’s mom, Carmellia, says “We have seen a major change in A.J. since his kidney transplant. He was bedbound before, but now he is able to do normal toddler activities. We can’t thank his donor family enough for A.J. having a normal childhood.”

Hu, Michael and Andrew Whitten, Kidney Recipients (shown with Juliet Whitten, Living Kidney Donor)

Hu says, “Our family’s story is unique. I am thankful transplantation was an option for my brothers and I. We are a very close family and laughter always abounds when we are together; laughter that wouldn’t have been possible without our donors.”

Only one moment to Be the Gift of a lifetime.

Join the registry. Become an organ, tissue, and eye donor today.