Working Together to Make Donation Possible
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 led to new life, hope and healing for countless recipients and their families. In 2017 there were:
- 269 Organ and tissue donors in Nebraska
- 244 Organ transplants in Nebraska
- 34,770 Organ transplants in the United States
The doctors, nurses and staff members of hospitals play an essential role in the donation process. Find out how your efforts save lives.
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.
Honoring an individual and donor family’s wishes to donate can go hand-in-hand with a legal investigation. See how we can work together to save lives.
Funeral Home Staff
Donation is a source of pride and hope for many families dealing with the sudden loss of their loved one. Find out how you can be part of the healing.