All you need to do
1. Sign up on your State's organ donor registry.
2. Spread the word by telling your family and
friends, forwarding our email newsletters and posting on Facebook,
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The Bob Swanson Give a Life Foundation
is a non profit, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission
is to promote public awareness and education about organ &
tissue donation in Southern Florida and to assist donor and transplant
families. By sharing facts and myths about organ and tissue donation,
as well as highlighting donor family and organ recipient stories,
we continue to educate the public about the vital but simple role
that every person can play in saving someone’s life. Learn
Share your life
YOU can play a vital role in
saving lives. Organ transplantation is one of the most remarkable
success stories in the history of medicine. Transplants provide
hope for the more than 115,000 people now waiting for necessary
organs to save their lives. In addition, hundreds of thousands
of lives can be improved with tissue transplants. One donor can
save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to fifty others
with eye, bone, and tissue transplants. Sadly, an average of 18
people die every day waiting for a transplant.
• Donation is only considered after all
efforts to save your life have been made, brain death has been
declared by two different doctors, and your family has been consulted.
• People of all ages are potential donors.
• There are no additional hospital or medical charges to
the donor family
• All major religions approve of organ donation and consider
it to be the greatest gift of all.
This memorial bell sculpture located at Downtown at the
Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens celebrates organ donors and
their generosity. Throughout history, bells have been used
to celebrate and remember important events and we honor
all donors who have given the gift of life to others.