Organ Donations Increase

Nebraska Organ Recovery System (NORS) achieved a record number of donors recovered in the year 2009. NORS achieved its highest number of tissue donors with 150 individuals consenting to donation and its 3rd best year for organ donors with 45 donors for the year.

“This goes to show that despite a down economy, Nebraskans have such giving spirits” said Nebraska Organ Recovery System Spokesperson, Stephanie Lochmiller. “With over 105,000 people on the national transplant waiting list, there will always be a need and it has become more important than ever for people to talk to their families about organ donation.”

One organ donor has the potential to save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can enhance up to 50 lives. To register to be an organ and tissue donor, simply mark “Yes” to organ donation when you obtain or renew your Nebraska drivers license or register online at

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