LifeSharers Members Newsletter
As of September 30, 2014:
• LifeSharers has 15,612 members. We have members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
• 143 LifeSharers members are on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s
transplant waiting list. Of these, 130 have qualified for preferred access to the
organs of fellow LifeSharers members. Members are eligible for preferred access
180 days after joining LifeSharers.
Please tell your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues about LifeSharers.
Every new member decreases the chance you’ll die waiting for an organ.
LifeSharers membership is free and open to all at http://www.lifesharers.org or by
calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor
children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.
HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO YOUR FAMILY ABOUT LIFESHARERS?
Studies have shown that telling your family is the best way to make sure your organs aren’t wasted when you die.
If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your family knows you are a member of LifeSharers, that you want to donate your organs when you die,
and that you want your organs to be offered first to other LifeSharers members.
Our member packet contains a letter you can send to family members outlining your wishes.
You can view, download, and print this letter by logging in to the Member Services section of our web site at
YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT COVERED BY YOUR LIFESHARERS MEMBERSHIP
When you joined LifeSharers you retained the right to donate your organs to family members who are not
LifeSharers members. But your family members do not qualify for preferred access to the organs of other
LifeSharers members just because you are a member. Each family member must join LifeSharers to get the
benefits of membership. Please urge adult family members to join. You can enroll your minor children by
logging in to the Member Services section of our web site at
Test incentives for organ donations – there’s no reason not to
Buying and selling organs would create an economic class war
SHOP AT AMAZON.COM AND RAISE MONEY FOR LIFESHARERS
AmazonSmile has the exact same products, prices and features as Amazon with the added benefit that you can support LifeSharers
every time you shop. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to LifeSharers.
You can help us out by shopping at
SHOW YOUR ORGAN DONOR STATUS ON YOUR FACEBOOK TIMELINE
You can now show that you're a registered organ donor on your Facebook timeline. Instructions are
If you are a LifeSharers member, please paste the next two paragraphs in the "Story" box on the "Registered as an Organ Donor" page
on your Facebook timeline:
In the hope that I may help others, I hereby make this anatomical gift, if medically acceptable, to take effect upon my death.
The words and marks below indicate my desire. I give: any needed organ for the purpose of transplantation or therapy. Limitations
or special wishes: For purposes of transplantation and therapy, it is my express wish that my organs be donated first to members
of the LifeSharers network, unless no LifeSharers member is a suitable match. For each part of my body donated, I designate as
donee that LifeSharers member who is the most suitable match as defined by the criteria in use by LifeSharers at the time of my
death. I retain the right to donate my organs to members of my family. For names of LifeSharers members who need my organs call
1-888-ORGAN88 or 1-888-674-2688.
I registered to be an organ donor through the LifeSharers donor registry, which operates in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
LifeSharers members get preferred access to the organs of other members. You can register for free at www.lifesharers.org. By joining
LifeSharers you will increase your chances of getting an organ transplant if you ever need one. By offering your organs first to
other registered organ donors you will help create an incentive for non-donors to sign up to donate.
LIFESHARERS ON FACEBOOK
Please join the LifeSharers group on Facebook. You can find us by typing “LifeSharers” in the Facebook search box, or by going to
In addition to our Facebook group, we have a Facebook page. You can check it out at
TRICK OR TREAT FOR LIFESHARERS
If you have children, you’ll soon be walking around your neighborhood helping your children collect Halloween candy.
Why not give your neighbors a brochure about LifeSharers? You could save a neighbor’s life.
You can see what our brochure looks like at
We'll be happy to mail you a supply of our brochures. Just email us at
tell us how many to send and where to send them.
DONATE YOUR USED PHONE OR TABLET TO LIFESHARERS
You can help support LifeSharers by donating your used phone or tablet through Glyde Donate. They’ll send you a
free postage-paid shipping kit. For details, go to
DO YOU NEED AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT?
If you are on the UNOS transplant waiting list, please let us know by modifying
your LifeSharers member profile. We need information about the organs you need,
your doctors, and your transplant centers. Without this information, your name
will not appear on the list of LifeSharers members who need a transplant.
If you are on the list of LifeSharers members who need a transplant, please
check your LifeSharers member profile to make sure we have the correct contact
information for you, your doctor, and your transplant center.
If you no longer need a transplant, please let us know by updating your
LifeSharers member profile.
To update your LifeSharers member profile, log in to the Member Services area of
the LifeSharers web site at http://www.lifesharers.org/login.aspx.
For breaking news and commentary about LifeSharers, please subscribe to the
LifeSharers blog. You can see it at http://lifesharers.blogspot.com.
FREE LIFESHARERS BUMPER STICKERS
If you’d like a free LifeSharers bumper sticker for your car or truck, email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just
tell us how many you want and where we should send them.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT LIFESHARERS
LifeSharers is staffed by unpaid volunteers, and we rely on financial support
from our members to cover our operating expenses. Please send us a financial
contribution. We’ll put it to good use recruiting new members and maintaining
our web site and member database. To see how easy it is to contribute to
LifeSharers go to
LifeSharers is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to LifeSharers are tax-deductible to the
fullest extent of the law.
LIFESHARERS GIFT SHOP
The LifeSharers gift shop is open at
http://www.cafepress.com/lifesharers. Please help spread the word
about LifeSharers by buying and using products that carry our logo and message.
Clothing, tote bags, mugs, buttons, magnets, and more are available. If there
are other products you think we should add, please email us at
email@example.com. We’ll add
them if we can. When you make a purchase from the LifeSharers gift shop, $1 per
item goes to support LifeSharers. The rest goes to CafePress.com.
LIFESHARERS DISCUSSION GROUP
You can communicate with other LifeSharers members by joining the LifeSharers
discussion group on Yahoo! The purpose of the group is to facilitate discussion
about organ donation and the LifeSharers organ donors network. You can join
TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL SETTINGS
If you want your LifeSharers newsletter delivered to a different email address,
log in to the Member Services page of our web site at
http://www.lifesharers.org/login.aspx. Then follow the link for changing
your member profile.
If you want to stop receiving the LifeSharers newsletter, go to
http://www.lifesharers.org/unsubscribe.aspx. If you have any questions,
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for your support.