Monday, October 13, 2008


The News Leader of Staunton, Virginia, published an editorial about LifeSharers' proposal that donated organs should be allocated first to registered organ donors. The editorial states:

If this proposal would make more people sign up to become organ donors, it's a beautiful thing.
But still, isn't it sad that it's come to this?

It is sad. It's sad that over 8,000 Americans die every year while their neighbors bury or cremate the organs that could have saved their lives. It's also sad that people need an incentive to donate organs that they can't even use any more. LifeSharers provides a powerful incentive -- if you agree to donate your organs through LifeSharers after you die, we'll increase your chances of getting a transplant should you ever need one to live.

The editorial also said:

this is a sad situation that can be remedied by more information, education and
the generous commitment of Americans toward strangers.

Sadly, that's not the case. Millions and millions of dollars have been spent on information and education but the organ shortage continues to grow. And if "the generous commitment of Americans toward strangers" could reduce the organ shortage then the shortage wouldn't exist in the first place.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

U.S. Transplant Waiting List Hits 100,000 – America Needs Two Waiting Lists, Not One

The waiting list for organ transplants in the United States has topped 100,000 people. America needs two transplant waiting lists, according to LifeSharers, a national network of organ donors: the ‘A’ list for registered organ donors and the ‘B’ list for people who have not agreed to donate.

Read our full news release here.

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