Nearly 2,000 children under 18 years old are on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list. Of those, approximately 500 are children ages 1 to 5. In order to raise awareness of the need for organ donors, several transplant organizations – including Transplant Families – is introducing the first annual National Pediatric Transplant Week, April 23-27. As part of National Donate Life Month, this week gives pediatric donor/recipient families the opportunity to share stories and inspire others.
Educational webinars and other activities are planned. Click here for more information about National Pediatric Transplant Week.
Organ donation gives people a second chance at life. To learn more about being an organ donor, click here.