Donor Information in Alaska
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In Alaska, you can sign up to be an organ donor and give the gift of life upon your own demise. Organ donations save and enrich thousands of lives each year. They give people awaiting transplants access to the organs they need and offer hope to those with otherwise terminal disorders.
For some people, the gift of certain organs is nothing less than a gift of life. At any time, there are thousands of people on organ waiting lists. Some are at home with their families. Some, too ill to be home, wait in hospitals and facilities everywhere. According to statistics, nearly one third of those people will die waiting for a transplant.
The State of Alaska has a donor program that will allow anyone to offer this gift of life. All you need to do is register with LifeAlaska, the organ donation registry in Alaska. Or, you may reach LifeAlaska by phone at (800) 719-5433. If you are younger than 18 when you register, your parent or guardian must witness.
According to the Alaska Donor Registry, 37% of Alaskans are organ donors. If you choose to become a donor and register, please remember to tell loved ones of your wishes and discuss it with them. Should they be reluctant, refer them to this page on the LifeAlaska website for answers to their questions.
There is also more information about organ donation at Donate Life America.
Upon your death, the gift of healthy organs can save the lives of up to eight people. As many as 50 people can benefit from the donation of your tissue. If you'd like more information on how your family or loved ones will be treated should the worst occur, please read this Learn the Facts page from shareyourlife.org.
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