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Organ and Tissue Donation Facts

Monday, June 17, 2002

* One person can save the lives of up to seven people by donating the following organs after death: heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, pancreas and small intestine.

* One person can improve the lives of 40 to 50 people by donating after death skin, eyes, bone and soft tissue, heart valves, veins and arteries.

* All major Western religions support eye, tissue and organ donation.

* An open casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors.

* MTS has just made a living donor list available through their office in St. Louis. For more information, visit the MTS Web Site.

* Living donors can provide blood, bone marrow, a kidney, a piece of the liver or a segment of the lung.

Source: Mid-America Transplant Services

To learn more about organ donations, visit Mid-America Transplant Services Web site at www.mts-stl.org or the United Network for Organ Sharing at www.unos.org. Breita Church is also available for public speaking and can be reached at (573) 332-0070.