Simplicity is a proud partner of Lifepoint Organ and Tissue Donation Services.

LifePoint is truly a life changing experience for families who have the ability to donate life as well as for the families in South Carolina who are in need of organ or tissue transplant.

ABOUT:

Certified by the federal government, LifePoint is the designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for organ recovery services in South Carolina, excepting Aiken and Edgefield counties. LifePoint actively provides organ, tissue and ocular donor services to 62 hospitals throughout the state.

They offer professional education about donation to the hospital staff members in order to maximize the amount and quality of donated organs and tissues.

LifePoint also helps support and educate families at an emotionally devastating time, so they can make well-informed decisions about organ and tissue donation. Whether they decide for or against donation, our aim is to assure that they will feel they have made the right decision in the months and years to come.

DONATION FACTS:

The need for organ donors has never been greater. Presently, there are more than 110,000 people on the national waiting list who need a life-saving organ transplant. Approximately 1,000 of those people are registered in South Carolina. Some of them die needlessly each day because the organs that could save their lives never become available.

This situation is due in part to the fact that many healthy people who die suddenly in a tragic accident that leads to brain death and who could donate their organs to save others’ lives simply don’t become donors. Many people who die (brain death) have the potential to save the lives of as many as eight people by donating all of their organs. They also can enhance the lives of hundreds more people through tissue and ocular donation.

It is critically important that everyone learn enough about donation to make an informed choice regarding their own end-of-life wishes. It’s also critical that you make your wishes known to those who are closest to you.

For more information about Lifepoint and how to become and organ & tissue donor please visit:

www.lifepoint-sc.org

or call Lifepoint at:

Main :: 843.763.7755
Toll-Free :: 1.800.462.0755