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Become an Organ/Tissue Donor

In the United States there are currently over 120,000 individuals waiting for an organ transplant. Every year, thousands die waiting for a transplant because a compatible donor could not be found.

You have the power to change this

Many life-saving procedures are only possible through generous donations from organ and tissue donors. Whether you donate while still living or register to donate after your death, you are offering hope and a brighter future to many individuals and their loved ones. One organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Many more can be saved or improved by also donating tissue. 

Learn more about becoming an organ/tissue donor.

Click here add yourself to the Tennessee Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. 

Whole Body Donation

A Final Act of Compassion

Whole body donation offers the chance to make a lasting contribution for future generations. Each donor provides the gift of hope for better patient care, surgical procedure developments, anatomic education, and the advancement of knowledge and discovery.

Donation is no cost to the donor or donor’s family, and each donor and family is treated with compassion, care, respect and dignity.

Through this meaningful, lasting donation you can help save lives, advance medical education, and improve the quality of life for many years to come.

Learn more about Vanderbilt's Anatomical Donation Program