In the state of Connecticut, nearly 1,000 patients are always on waiting lists for lifesaving organ and tissue transplants. Unfortunately, 65 died last year, still waiting for that organ which could have saved or significantly improved their lives. Nationwide, that waiting list for organs exceeds 100,000.
The mission of the Masonic Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Program is to increase the number of available donors by increasing the number of Connecticut residents signed up with the donor registry. Click here to change your status. Currently, 35% of licensed drivers are registered with the program. Approximately 60% of thnsplanted each year are deceased organs, which come from the organ registry.
IMPORTANT: We are NOT trained medical or organ procurement staff. We can ONLY provide materials. Any specific questions regarding transplantation should be directed to Life Choice Donor Services or New England Organ Bank .