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    Welcome to our website! The Transplant Network is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, and their loved ones. To achieve this goal The Transplant Network lends support and encouragement to patients throughout all phases of the transplant journey.
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  • Donor Awareness

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    Saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the many partners and advocates that promote donation. We would like to thank all of our volunteers and members of The Transplant Network. We would also like to express our appreciation to all of the organizations and communities that help us in our efforts to increase public understanding and support for organ and tissue donation as a critical public health issue. Special thanks goes to the Nevada Organ & Tissue Donor Task Force, the Nevada legislature and the Nevada DMV for the tremendous support and help they have given to us throughout the years. Above all, we are eternally grateful to all of our donors and donor family members who have given the most precious gift of life!
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  • Critical Data

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    More than 122,000 people are currently waiting for life-saving transplants; 1,942 of those people are children. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Today an average of 79 transplants will be performed when a life-saving organ becomes available. Sadly, an average of 21 men, women, and children will die each day from the lack of available organs for surgery.
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A family who lost a life waiting

A family who lost a life waiting Donor awareness has become an important cause in our family. Not because we are a donor family or a recipient family, but because we are a family who lost a life waiting.  My son, MacKenzie, died February 16th while waiting for a heart transplant. MacKenzie was 13 years old. He was born with a heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, in other words, the left side of his heart never developed. After all 4 of his surgeries, he came out with flying colors. He was a normal little boy...
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Teen Works to Raise Organ Donor Awareness

Teen Works to Raise Organ Donor Awareness Lizzy Benson is spending her senior year at Wooster High School on a mission to save lives.  Benson, 18, has been working to get the word out to students and the community at large about becoming an organ donor. It’s her senior project and also her Girl Scout Gold Award project, but it’s also personal. “Our family friend had been waiting for about seven years for a liver transplant,” she said. “She didn’t get it and passed away, and she was only 28. About...
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Our Special Angel

Our Special Angel My greatest fear after Kristen’s passing was that she would be forgotten.  The 13-year-old who danced, played the violin, quoted Shakespeare in everyday conversation, who sat nervously in a Paris restaurant, practicing in her head, so that she might order, by herself, in French.  A young girl who, even when ill, remained in perpetual motion: writing stories, poetry, designing costumes and recreating Gene Kelly’s choreography.  Then her story stopped suddenly.  Completely.Moments...
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A new liver. A new life. A triathlete is born

A new liver. A new life. A triathlete is born My education regarding organ donation came fast and furiously, and after I had received the gift of life.   The pink dot has always been on my driver’s license; it seemed like “the right thing to do”.  I had no idea the implications of that simple dot.  I had no idea of the size of the transplant waiting list.  I had no idea of the nature of the decision that would be made by a family faced with honoring the profound vision behind the dot. My liver died suddenly for reasons that I...
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