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Donate Life America Creates Healing TTRPG Dice With Organs Inside

Donate Life America, the nonprofit that works to maintain the National Donate Life Registry, has decided to create a set of polyhedral dice that symbolize the eight organs and tissues that can be donated in order to save another person’s life. The dice were produced by Crux Scenica in Richmond, Virginia, who crafted these pieces by hand. Only fifty sets will be given away. While typically a set of polyhedral dice have seven die, this set includes eight die. Each die has cast inside of it a hand-painted resin replica of…

How organ donation works in the United States

There are more than 100,000 people in the United States waiting for an organ transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, known as UNOS."I was born Type 1 diabetic," said Patrick McGlone, who received a dual kidney-pancreas transplant in June 2021. "There was always the word transplant thrown around. But I never thought it'd be a possibility."It can be a long wait because of the organ shortage. Only a little more than 50% of people waiting for an organ will receive one within five years, according to…

U.S. Hits 1 Million Organ Transplants Since First in 1954

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock)Just about a million organ transplants have now been performed in the United States. The milestone was reached Friday, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the nonprofit facilitator of these life-saving operations in the U.S. It’s been nearly 70 years since the first donated whole organ was successfully transplanted into a human.For centuries, doctors had tried and failed to transplant tissues or organs from one person, or even an animal, to another. In 1905, the