The Federal News Radio/United Way Community Spotlight for March is the Washington Regional Transplant Community.
Organ donation is needed more now than ever before. There are more than 117,000 individuals awaiting a transplant to save their lives and nearly 2,000 of them live in the Washington area alone. Every day in the U.S., 18 people die because there aren’t enough organ donors. Register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor whenever obtaining or renewing your driver’s license or do it online today by clicking here.
Federal News Radio is proud to support the Washington Regional Transplant Community in their efforts to increase the number of people who are registered as donors. For more information visit www.beadonor.org.
Fast Facts About WRTC
Founded in 1986
Federally designated as the organ procurement organization (OPO) for Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland since 1988
Non-profit organization provides full-service organ, tissue and eye recovery
Responds to potential donors at more than 44 area healthcare institutions
Serves approximately 5.13 million Washington-area residents
Coordinates with all five area transplant centers and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Provides support to more than 4,000 donor family members
Acts as the community and professional education resource for organ and tissue donation in the Washington, DC, region
The Federal News Radio Community Spotlight is sponsored by United Way. You can give, you can advocate, you can volunteer. That’s what it means to Live United. For more information visit www.unitedwaynca.org.