Who Can Donate Tissue and How is It Used?

LifeNet Health evaluates deaths resulting from causes other than brain death for potential tissue and cornea donation. The transplantation of heart valves, skin, bone, corneas, and other tissues can restore thousands of people to normal, active, and productive lives.

SKIN – is used as a protective covering for extensive burn victims.

BONE – can be used for reconstructive or replacement for persons with traumatic injuries, cancer or bone disease.

CORNEAS – can restore sight to those suffering from injuries or diseases of the cornea.

OTHER TISSUES – nerves, bone marrow, veins, and ligaments can be used for a variety of disorders.