Research shows that younger donors provide the greatest chance for transplant success. To most responsibly provide stewardship of our registry and our funds, we must focus on adding registry members most likely to be called to donate to a patient. Eighteen- to 44-year-olds are called to donate 90% of the time.
All committed registry members are valuable because each one can be a match for a patient. That’s why all who choose to join may stay on the registry up to age 61.
Those between the ages of 45 and 60 who want to join the registry are welcome to do so online with a $100 tax-deductible payment.