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Register as an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor

The most beautiful gift you can give.

Did you know that a new name is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes? Today, there are more than 100,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a life-saving transplant. By checking the box as an organ, eye and tissue donor you can save and heal over 75 lives.

Become a registered South Dakota donor today.

Your culture. Your heritage. Your choice.

Donation is a deeply personal decision influenced by our family, friends, culture, experiences, and beliefs. The Talk Donation campaign gives a voice to the diverse community of American Indians from the Upper Midwest dedicated to expanding awareness and participation in organ and tissue donation.

We envision a healthy, prosperous world in which our Native communities are committed to caring and giving the gift of life to others. Together, our individual actions can make an exponential impact.

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Why Donation Matters

Donation offers healing to a family experiencing a loss and hope to the patient receiving the transplant.

  • 65 Number of American Indians in South Dakota waiting for an organ transplant
  • 50 Percent of American Indians are more likely to have kidney failure than White Americans
  • 75 Number of lives one donor has the potential to save and heal
Mike Goze

I believe it’s time for our American Indian communities to have open dialogue about organ donation. It no longer needs to be a taboo. Organ donation is a way of helping people live.

Michael A Goze, Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin

Turn Tragedy Into a Positive

What Do You Think About Donation?

The Most Beautiful Gift You Can Give

How Does Donation Work?

Do you have more questions about organ donation?

Check out these helpful donation FAQs below.

Explore more useful facts and find answers here.

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