Did you know that just one tissue donor can potentially benefit as many as 50 people? It's true. When you sign on to become a donor, your generous gift could bring many people new life.


Thanks to people like you, 600,000 lives have been enhanced since the establishment of American Red Cross Tissue Services in 1982. However, the need for tissue continues to grow, and tissue such as skin for burn patients and certain sizes of heart valves for cardiac patients is in high demand.


We need your help. Becoming a tissue donor is simple, two-step process. First, sign a donor card or driver's license; second, share your decision with your family, because next of kin is always asked for consent. There is no cost to you or your family. All costs related to tissue donation are paid for by the agency recovering the tissue.


CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can help.


To schedule a tissue donation, call the Rhode Island Blood Center at 1-800-283-8385.

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