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This site is dedicated in loving memory to

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

March 10, 1963 - April 21, 1994

As well as to all the wonderful and brave families and friends of organ and tissue donors and the recipients who braved through the waiting process and those who are still waiting.

Chris in the summer of 1989 at a car show with his 1971 Cougar

Last Updated May 15, 2002

Don't Take Your Organs To Heaven
Heaven Knows We Need Them Here

ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR INFORMATION
(We have tried to include as many states as possible to assist
people all around the country)

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To Heart Transplant and Beyond-(United Kingdom)
This is a wonderful site created by a gentleman who has personally undergone a heart transplant. Even though this is a personal site it contains some great information on
organ donation. Definitely a must see for anyone interested in becoming an organ
donor or recipient.

THE EYE BANK- (Illinois, Ohio and Michigan)
Learn more about who they are, what they do and what you can do to help to give the miracle of sight

ORGAN DONATIONS:  
A government sponsored site that provides information and resources on organ donation and transplantation of tissue.  Includes facts on how to become an organ and tissue donor; a grant application center; public affairs and legislative update and FAQ section.

TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION (TRIO)
Excellent information site on various legislative bills and information on the TRIO organization.

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF UPPER NEW YORK - (New York)
The National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York provides patient services, education and research to eradicate kidney and urinary tract diseases as well as promotion organ donation.

ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS - (Mississippi)
A subsection of the Mississippi Bar website providing excellent FAQ and legal information on organ and tissue donor programs.

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION
Special focus on dialysis, organ donation and transplants.

LIVER FOUNDATION
This site has everything you need to know about liver disease, organ donation and lots more.

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA - (Georgia)
This site provides extensive information on programs activities, funding resources, training programs, current research, organ donation and transplant statistics plus a variety of patient service programs.

KIDNEY FAILURE AND KIDNEY DISEASE INFORMATION - (Oregon and Washington)
The National Kidney Foundation of Oregon and Washington provides information, programs and services to kidney patients as well as promoting organ donation.

OKLAHOMA ORGAN SHARING NETWORK - (Oklahoma)
Designated organ procurement organization serving Oklahoma with education, donor management, referral and consent assistance.  Also includes donation and transplant information and statistics.

GIFT OF LIFE TRUST FUND - (South Carolina)
Information on organ and tissue donations as well as testimonies from families providing and receiving organ/tissue donations.

LIFELINK FOUNDATION - ORGAN PROCUREMENT - (Georgia)
This site is a subsection of a larger site providing information and referral procedures for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

TRANSWEB:  ALL ABOUT TRANSPLANTATION AND DONATION
Questions and answers, myths and other information about organ transplants and organ donation.

PSYCHIATRIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
This is a site of prepared remarks of Claude Earl Fox, M.D.,M.P.H., Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration before the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Fifth Biennial Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

THE LIVING BANK - ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR REGISTRY
A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing organ and tissue donation awareness.

INDIANA ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION - (Indiana)
Assists individuals and families in making the decision to donate organs and tissue to individuals in need of transplants.

MODERN MIRACLES:  ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
A comprehensive overview of organ transplantation and donation.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIONS EYE BANK
A storehouse of information regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

SHARE YOUR LIFE PROJECT
Rotary project that promotes organ and tissue donation.  Rotarians, organ donation professionals and transplant recipients from five Rotary Districts in the United States developed this program.

LIFENET
LifeNet is the largest, full-service, non-profit allograft tissue banking system in the United States.  LifeNet is also a non-profit, federally-designated organ procurement organization providing donation systems for heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung and other organs for transplant.

DONOR ALLIANCE, INC. - (Colorado and Wyoming)
This organization facilitates the recovery and donation of organs and tissues in Colorado and Wyoming

LIFE CENTER - (Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana)
A non-profit organization that coordinates the donation of human organs and tissues for transplantation.  Serving Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

MISSISSIPPI LION EYE AND TISSUE BANK - (Mississippi)
Lions Club of Mississippi organization promoting the recovery and distribution of donated eye tissue for transplantation.

USC KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROGRAM - (Southern California)
University of Southern California site specializing in the surgical and medical management of kidney related diseases.

LIFE CONNECTION OF OHIO - (Dayton and Toledo, Ohio)
Non-profit agency designated by the government to administer organ donation in Dayton and Toledo, Ohio.

CHILDREN'S ORGAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION
Information on the number of children on transplant lists, the history of the organization, how to become an organ donor and more.

LIFESOURCE - (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Wisconsin)
Federally designated Organ Procurement Organization for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Wisconsin.  This site promotes organ donation to benefit the greatest number of people.

NATIONAL TRANSPLANT SOCIETY
An online organ donation registry.

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA - (Canada)
Information on research, news, education materials, patient services, organ donations, publications and more..

TISSUE BANKING HOMEPAGE
Put together by the Red Cross.  Site provides information on tissue donation, becoming a donor, tissue services locations and personal stories from recipient families.

FIRST FAMILY PLEDGE 
Find out about this campaign that aims to familiarize the community about organ and tissue donation. A pledge to be an organ donor can even be signed on line.  (The honorary chairpersons of the ASTS First Family Pledge Campaign are Reg and Maggie Green, the parents of Nicholas Green, who's link to his memorial site is also contained here, well worth the visit)

NORTHWEST TISSUE CENTER
Donor bank features musculoskeletal and cardiovascular tissue for transplantation programs.  Also gives information about safety and tracking procedures.

NEW ENGLAND ORGAN BANK
Scan statistical data for organ and tissue donation in the United States.  Also read about various transplantation procedures.  Includes a survey of attitudes.

REGIONAL ORGAN BANK OF ILLINOIS - (Illinois)
Created to inform readers about donation.  This resource includes family testimonials, how-to information and a discussion of related religious issues.

MID-AMERICA TRANSPLANT SERVICES
Organ co-ordination service offers educational tools for children and adults interested in becoming an organ donor.

PARTNERSHIP FOR ORGAN DONATION - (Boston)
A non-profit organization in Boston that offers a patient guide to organ donation, press releases and also details their activities in progress notes.

LIFE GOES ON - ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION
Register to become an organ donor, read facts about tissue donation, take a transplant quiz and find out about the Life Goes On Program.

BRITISH ORGAN DONATION CENTER  - (Great Britain)
News about the state of organ donation in Britain, forums for discussion plus a question and answer section.

TISSUE BANKS INTERNATIONAL - (Baltimore, MD)
Baltimore based network of eye banks boasts a vision of cutting red tape to restore sight to those needing transplants. Lean how to be a donor.

USA TODAY - ORGAN TRANSPLANT HOT LINE
Site contains links to various other information sites such as "Transplant Decisions Based On Need, Not Celebrity", "Here's a Donor Card", "Questions Answered By The Experts" and a few others.

DONOR NETWORK OF ARIZONA/ORGAN, EYE, TISSUE AND LABORATORY DONATION & TRANSPLANT SERVICES  - (Arizona)
Site has articles about organ donation, facts and myths, public education, the media and more.  Also allows you to download a donor card..

HEALTH RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION - DIVISION OF TRANSPLANTATION
The division provides Federal oversight and funding support for the nation's organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation system; coordinates national organ and tissue donation activities and funds research to learn more about what works to increase donation.  Administers the National Bone Marrow Registry Program.

LIFE GIFT - (Texas)
A Federally certified organ procurement organization serving 108 counties in North, West and Southeast Texas.  The Regional Offices in Houston, Forth Worth, Lubbock and Amarillo are responsible for coordinating organ recovery within their service areas and matching the organs with prospective recipients.

BAYLOR INSTITUTE OF TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCES
Transplant and donation related sites for solid organ transplant centers, blood and marrow transplant centers, organ sharing and procurement organizations, foundations promoting donor awareness and miscellaneous information sites.

TRANSPLANT AWARENESS
TAI is a non-profit organization that promotes organ and tissue donation by selling promotional items such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, pins, key chains, license plate frames and more.

COALITION ON DONATION - WHO WE ARE - NATIONAL MEMBERS
Listing and links to the members of the Coalition on Donation.

NATIONAL TRANSPLANT ASSISTANCE FUND
National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF) is a not-for-profit resource serving all organ and tissue transplant patients, their families and the professional community who treats them.

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PERSONAL SITES

TILL WE MEET AGAIN
A very touching site written and created by a mother and dedicated to her 17 year old son.  (this site might be a little slow to download due to the great graphics, but it is well worth the wait.  Be sure to have a box of kleenex handy for this one)

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
These are personal pages of a nurse and transplant recipient.  This site contains excellent information on being an organ donor.

OUR LORA BETH
A beautiful memorial to a young lady who lost her life too early in a traffic accident, but gave the gift of life to another.  (Many thanks Jan for your words of encouragement when I began this project.)

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BOOKS

THE NICHOLAS EFFECT
A book by Reg Green, father of Nicholas Green, who was shot in Italy while on vacation with his family. His organs were donated by his parents to seven Italians.  This site includes sample chapters, an interview and how to be an organ donor.

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