Matt received a life-saving heart transplant in 2009. “Without this gift of love and life, I would not have seen my son graduate from high school or enjoy precious moments with my grandchildren. Every day is a new beginning for me and I am very thankful for all of my blessings,” says Matt.
Investigators at BloodCenter’s Blood Research Institute continue to seek causes and treatments for heart disease and stroke.
Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the organ transplant waiting list.
Approximately 113,000 men, women, and children are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. One organ donor has the power to save up to eight lives and change the outcomes of someone’s world forever by giving them a second chance. Additionally, tissue donation can save and improve the lives of up to 75 people with their gifts. You can make a huge impact by registering as an organ and tissue donor.
Learn more about organ and tissue donation, or register as a donor at https://donatelifewisconsin.org.