Men are the answer to helping others, to life after death, to saving lives

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  • Almost 50% of Minnesota men haven't registered as organ donors yet.
  • Today, 100K people are waiting for a life-saving transplant and 62% are men.
  • As a registered organ donor, one man can save and heal more than 75 lives!

Studies show many men are ready to register and just haven’t gotten to it. Let’s change the statistics! Join the national organ donor registry online today.

Why are men the answer?

The Men Are the Answer campaign was created to raise awareness of the fact that while men’s lives are more often impacted by organ donation, fewer of them register as organ donors. This campaign aims to change the statistics, empower men to take action, answer questions and inspire more people to save lives.

We asked men what they want to know about organ donation before registering, and the top answer was learning how the process works. Check out this short video to learn more!

See how your decision to register can impact others

Coyle, kidney recipient, with his dad

“A donor saved my son's life and inspired me and my wife to register as organ donors. I hope one day I'm able to pay it forward and help someone else.

Josh, firefighter and dad to a kidney recipient
Jerry, living kidney donor to his wife, Annette

“As men, we often wish to leave a meaningful legacy. One way we can make the world a better place now and in the future is by registering as an organ donor.”

Jerry, kidney donor to his wife, Annette
Bill, heart recipient

“My hero is a young man named Tommy whom I have never met. Because he shared his heart with me, I've had 15 more years with my wife and daughters. I'm incredibly grateful.”

Bill, heart recipient
Dr. Rolanda Schmidt, donor mother

“My son, Giovanni, was an amazing young man who registered as a donor at 16. We were able to carry out his wish after he passed away and he helped multiple people. I'm so proud of him.”

Rolanda, donor mother

Already registered? Join the campaign and spread the word.

Take Action

Join the national organ donor registry now!

We are calling on men, but we still need every Minnesotan to register!

Regardless of gender, age, race, religion or health; you can still share the gift of life. Use this secure form to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Your data will be safely stored and used only for the purposes of verifying your donation decision.

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