- Can someone register to be on a waiting list at more than one transplant center?Yes!
- What are the benefits and risks of getting a transplant?The obvious benefit is a second chance at life and hopefully many more productive years of living. As with any surgical procedure, there is always risk involved. These could include, but not limited to, infection, blood clots, organ or tissue rejection, adverse reaction to anesthesia or other medications and death.
- How can someone sign up to be an organ donor?You can sign up to be an organ/tissue donor at most driver’s license stations when you get or renew your driver’s license or non-driver I.D.
- How can someone become a living donor?If you know the person for whom you plan to donate your organ/tissue, you would work with that transplant center for tissue matching. Or you could sign up online at www.organdonor.gov/donor-registry if you want to become an organ/tissue donor.