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2 About TransLife Established in 1973, TransLife is the federallydesignated not-for-profit organ procurement (OPO) for 10 in east Central Florida. We are one of 58 donor programs in the United States and one of four serving the Sunshine State. TransLife offers organ services and professional and public programs to the community. At of TransLife becomes a link between a donor and those the GiT of Life. Our include the recovery, and of donated organs to ill

3 Our Mission To save and improve lives through and public while honoring all donors and their loved ones whose generosity makes the GiT of Life possible.

4 Why We Do What We Do To bring hope to the countless individuals organ, eye To bring comfort to donor families, whose generosity and kindness create futures filled with endless possibility for the DONATION IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES.

5 By the Numbers Last year: More than 30,000 lives saved due to the generosity of organ donors More than 1,000,000 lives forever changed thanks donors 46,000 gits of sight shared through cornea Currently, more than 123,000 children and adults await organ transplants. More than 5,100 Floridians More than 600 Central Floridians Hundreds of thousands more await the git Every 10 minutes, a new name added to the list. Each day, 21 lives are lost due to shortage of organs.

6 Did You Know? More than half of the transplant list is comprised of from Due to the prevalence of some illnesses, including hypertension and kidney disease, African Americans, Hispanics and other are more likely to suffer from end-stage renal disease. Although donors and recipients do not have to share the same ethnicity, matching success does increase when organs are paired between donors and recipients of the same ethnic background. Lack of organs donated from contributes to longer periods for in need of transplants. Many do not receive transplants

7 Educating The Public According to Donate Life America research: More than 90 percent of Americans support Less than half know the steps necessary to designate their wishes.

8 The Donor RegistEF In 2009, Florida s Agency for HealthCare partnered with Donate Life Florida to launch the Joshua Abbo_ Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Joshua Abbo_ was a lung transplant recipient who championed the cause of organ prior to his death in

9 What Can Be Donated? Organs Kidneys Pancreas Liver Heart Lungs Small Tissues Corneas Heart valves Bone and tendons Skin A living donor can give: Kidney liver Bone marrow Blood

10 Donation Facts Myth: Fact: Myth: Fact: Myth: Fact: Myth: Fact: I m too old or have a that prevents Anyone has the to save a live through organ regardless of age, race or medical history. EMS or medical staff won t work as hard to save my life. If you are sick or injured and admi_ed to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. of organs is considered only ater all lifesaving efforts have been exhausted and death has been legally declared. will impart a financial cost on my family. All costs related to are the responsibility of the donor program. A donor family is not charged for a git that is absolutely priceless. is against some faiths or religions. All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and regard it as the final act of love and generosity toward others.

11 Donation Facts Myth: Wealth or celebrity status gives you priority on the list. Fact: For those on the list for an organ, what really counts is the severity of the spent blood type, and other important medical A computerized matching system is used to place available organs with recipients. policies govern the sharing of organs in the United States to ensure all fair and equal access to Myth: Fact: will change the body s physical appearance. An open casket funeral is absolutely possible for organ donors. Throughout the process, the body is treated with the utmost care, respect and dignity.

12 The Donation Process The of organs involves many people working together to achieve a common goal of saving and improving lives. It begins with our community hospitals. Step One: Referral Hospitals in Central Florida call TransLife in the event of a death or imminent death, as required by federal law. A specially trained recovery coordinator visits the hospital to assess if an individual is medically able to donate, and to discuss with family members. gives families a during the most difficult

13 The Donation Process Step Two: DonaHon Decision Under Florida law, if the individual did not previously designate their wishes through the state's organ donor registry, donor card, driver license or other verifiable form of wri_en intent, the decision to donate life will fall to the next-of-kin. Families previously educated about organ will be be_er prepared to make this decision. The process of is thoroughly reviewed with every family considering giving the git of life.

14 The Donation Process Step Three: LocaHng Recipients Once the decision is confirmed, TransLife arranges extensive tests to obtain about blood type and make-up for each organ. Test results enable the matching process and ensure the safety of for recipients. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) medical matches among thousands registered on the transplant list. The country's Organ Procurement and Network is maintained by UNOS, as contracted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A UNOS computerized matching system analyzes medical data in order to create a ranked list of suitable recipients based on: Urgency of need Length recipients have been Blood Body weight Proximity of the recipient's transplant center as it relates

15 The Donation Process Step Four - Recovery and Follow-up ATer all donated organs have been placed, TransLife schedules the arrival of transplant teams. At least two surgical teams are involved in One team recovers the organ while a second team performs the transplant. Most involve more than one organ and help to save several lives. For every the recovery occurs during a surgical procedure that upholds the utmost respect for the donor. Following TransLife sends a le_er to the donor family, sharing brief of the people receiving transplants. names are not provided out of respect for health care privacy. Le_er between families and recipients is a common facilitated by our donor program. TransLife Family Services provides care for families following Important way to honor the memories of those who donate life Donor families are invited to in a number of ways: Annual Remembrance Day events Create a memorial quilt square Engage in with other donor families Access to grief resources

16 Family After Care Following TransLife sends a le_er to the donor family, sharing brief of the people receiving transplants. names are not provided out of respect for health care privacy. Le_er between families and recipients is a common facilitated by our donor program. TransLife Family Services provides care for families following Donor families are invited to in a number of ways: Annual Remembrance Day events Create a memorial quilt square Engage in with other donor families Access to grief resources Join TransLife Volunteers4Life to honor their loved one and encourage others to register and support the GiT of Life.

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