Immortal Phi Gam Project

Immortal Gifts


About the Immortal Phi Gam Project

Phi Gamma Delta has partnered with Donate Life to encourage brothers to sign up to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

Here are some statistics that show why this is important:

 The Need is Critical

  • Approximately 79 organ transplants take place every day in the United States.
  • Just over 10 percent of all organ recipients were between the ages 18-34 years.
  • Sadly, an average of 21 patients die every day while waiting, simply because the organ they needed is not donated on time.
  • On average, 150 people are added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list each day—one every 10 minutes.
  • More than 123,000 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S. 
  • More than 1,000 of them are 10 years old or younger.  
  • About 11,000 are between the ages of 18-34.

 Every Registered Donor Makes a Difference

  • On average, a single donor can save or heal the lives of up to 50 people through organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • More than 28,000 patients began new lives in 2013 thanks to organ transplants.
  • Roughly 198 patients per day have their sight restored through corneal transplants.
  • More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising.
  • There are more than 30,000 tissue donors and 60,000 cornea donors per year.
  • Nearly one third of all deceased organ donors are between the ages 18-34 years.  
  • Another one third of all deceased donors are 50 or older; nearly 8 percent are 65 or older.
  • A living donor can provide a kidney or a portion of their liver, lung, pancreas or intestine.
  • According to UNOS, "successful transplantation often is enhanced by the matching of organs between members of the same ethnic and racial group." In 2013, minorities represented 40 percent of people who received organ transplants, but made up only 30 percent of living and deceased organ donors. More than 69,000 minority patients are currently registered on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list.
  • More than 119 million people, approximately 49 percent of the U.S. adult population, are registered organ, eye and tissue donors.
 

Make Yourself Immortal – Register to be a Donor

Brothers and pledges who are already registered organ donors only need to complete Step 1. Brothers and pledges who are not registered organ donors should complete Steps 1 & 2. If you are not a member of Phi Gamma Delta, you only need to complete Step 2

Step 1 (brothers/pledges only): complete the Immortal Phi Gam sign-up form

Step 2: register as an organ donor online

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