Connect the Dot
Nationally, more than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Approximately 1,500 of these individuals live in Wisconsin, and about 400 come from Milwaukee alone. Despite the fact that 95% of Americans say they are in favor of organ and tissue donation, only 56% are registered donors.
We’re on a mission to bust myths, raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation, and encourage people to join the registry by adding the little orange dot to their driver’s license or state ID.
Ger Lor, organ recipient son
Ger’s father received a kidney transplant in 2015. Now, Ger is on a mission to educate the Hmong community and dispel myths about what it means to be an organ and tissue donor.
Gigi Sanchez, cornea donor sister
Gigi’s brother donated his corneas after a valiant fight with sarcoma. She encourages members of Hispanic and Latino communities to join the registry and give hope to their families, friends and neighbors.
Learn More About These Ambassadors in December and February
Michael Gordon, MD
Organ Donor Sister
Organ Donor Advocate