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  click the "Donate Life" icon to view a public service ad from the Coalition on Donation.

Also, if you are very patient, (large files) you can download clips of our
ads featuring Alaskan donors and recipients.

Click one of the links to begin your download... Jacob (7.6 MB) and Heroes (7.5MB)

Who can become a donor?

You should consider yourself a potential tissue and organ donor. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissues can be donated.

What organs and tissues can I donate?

Needed organs and tissues include bones, bone marrow, blood, corneas, heart, heart valves, intestine, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, skin and tendons.

Will my decision to become an organ and tissue donor affect the quality of my medical care?

No. Organ and tissue recovery takes place only after all efforts to save your life have been exhausted and death has been declared. The doctors working to save your life are entirely separate from the medical team involved in recovering your organs and tissues.

Will donation disfigure my body? Can there be an open casket funeral?

Donation neither disfigures the body nor changes the way it looks in a casket.

Are there any costs to my family for donation?

No. Donation costs nothing to the donorís family or estate.

Does my religion approve of donation?

All major religions approve of tissue and organ donation and consider it a gift, an act of charity. If you have any questions, contact your religious advisor.

What will happen to my donated organs and tissue?

A national organ sharing system with federal oversight ensures the fair distribution of organs in the United States. Organs are first offered to patients from the Northwest including Alaska. Recipient choice is based upon blood type, length of time on the waiting list, location, severity of illness and other medical criteria.

All tissues donated to Life Alaska are first offered to Alaskan patients, then to the person in the greatest need across the United States. For organs and tissues that must be transplanted within hours or days, if no suitable recipient is found in the United States, then the organs or tissues may be offered for transplant on an international basis.

To make a secure, tax deductible financial donation...
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