Why You Should Join LifeSharers
An organ transplant could save your life some day -- if you're lucky enough to
get an organ. But your odds of getting one aren't good.
LifeSharers can improve your odds.
Here's why that's important:
About 7,000 Americans die every year while on the waiting list for a
life-saving transplant -- one every 75 minutes.
Over 117,000 people are on the waiting list right now.
Over 50,000 more people will join the waiting list this year -- one every 10 minutes.
waiting list is growing 5 times as fast as the rate of organ donation.
Over 50% of the people who need an organ will die before they get one.
The organ shortage gets worse every day. But when organs do become
available, about 50% of them go to people who haven't agreed to donate their
own organs when they die. That's not fair. By joining LifeSharers
you help make sure that you'll get treated fairly if you ever need an organ.
LifeSharers rewards the generosity of organ donors by giving them fair access
to organs. This reward becomes more meaningful every time someone joins
LifeSharers. When LifeSharers has a million members, for example, our
members will have fair access to two million kidneys, one million livers, one
million hearts, two million lungs, and more.
By directing their donation first to fellow members, LifeSharers members also
create an incentive for others to register as organ donors and join
LifeSharers. As the LifeSharers network
grows, the strength of that incentive grows too. So your
membership will encourage others to join, and save lives. And who knows, the
next life you save may be your own.
more about how LifeSharers works.