There are many reasons why a person might require a heart transplant. Patients suffering from irreversible heart damage due to heart disease, heart failure, heart attacks, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy are candidates for heart transplants. Additionally, many babies are born with heart defects that can only be treated with heart donations.
Each year, over 2000 heart transplants are performed in the United States. These lives were saved as a result of selfless individuals who chose to give the gift of life. Yet, thousands more are still on the waiting list of a heart transplant. They could benefit from this procedure if more donor hearts were available.
Have a heart – become a heart donor! Register to become an organ donor and give the gift of life today.