More than 117,000 Americans are waiting for a life-saving or life-enhancing transplant, with 144 people added to the list every day. Sadly, 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant. In Indiana, more than 1,400 residents are waiting for an organ, eye, or tissue transplant. The Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO) is the non-profit health service dedicated to advancing organ, tissue, and eye donation throughout Indiana, and Words for Good® has had the privilege to partner with them over the past two years on several federal grant applications.
With a vision to create the most effective and influential donation and transplantation delivery model in health care, IOPO’s mission is to save and enhance the quality of life through organ, tissue, and eye donation. IOPO offers a number of education programs tailored to specific audiences, including schools, churches, and businesses, in support of organ, tissue, and eye donation. Have you registered to be an organ donor? It’s easy, especially when you consider that just one organ and tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of 50 or more people.