The Diabetes Transplant Fund is dedicated to helping educate the public about transplants.
Become a organ donor. Having a organ donor sticker on your license is not always enough to donate your organs. You need to: *Inform your family of your wishes * Include your wishes in your will. *Designate someone you know to carry out your wishes.
Hospitals seek consent from the next of kin before removing organs. Also, you must be on a ventilator in order to protect the organs from damage until they are removed from the donor.
For more information or to register as a donor please visit: http://donatelife.net/register-now/
• Diabetes Institute
• Spring Point Project
• Thomas Jefferson University
• Joslin Diabetes Center
• University of Alberta
• Children's Mercy Hospital
• Washington Regional Transplant Center
• Diabetes Research Institute
Did you know?
Islets are clusters of cells throughout the pancreas. Approximately 1 million islets are in a healthy, adult pancreas, making up only 1-2 % of the entire organ. These are the cells that are attacked and destroyed in type 1 diabetes. More info on islet cells: http://www.diabetesresearch.org/islet-cells
Did you know?
Becoming a organ donor:
*There is no age limit to donate.
*You can donate your heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, and instestines
*Organ and tissue donation takes place only after all efforts to save your life have been exhausted and death has been declared by your physician. The doctors working to save your life are entirely separate from the transplant team, and your quality of medical care is not impacted in any way.