STORIES
OF SUPPORT
Our goal is always to save lives. Thousands of Illinoisans are waiting for an organ. Many of those who wait are someone’s mother, father, daughter or son. This legislation, which the vast majority of other states have implemented, is an important step in reducing the number of those on the waiting list.

Jesse White
Secretary of State

As the wife of someone who is in need of an organ, I believe that this legislation works to expand those who choose to give to this life-giving program. said state Rep. Conroy, who is planning on donating her kidney to her husband. “Others who are waiting may never receive their gift without those who say ‘yes’ to organ/tissue donation.

State Representative Deb Conroy
Chief Co-Sponsor, HB 1805

Choosing to give life to another is a wonderful gift. I’m proud to help work to end the waiting for the thousands across our state.

State Senator Mattie Hunter
Chief Co-Sponsor, SB 868

At Gift of Hope, our mission is to save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation. Giving 16- and 17-year-olds the opportunity to register to become organ and tissue donors can turn a tragic loss into a rewarding renewal and life.

Kevin Cmunt
President and CEO, Gift of Hope

Currently, there are thousands of people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in Illinois. This new legislation could potentially help save lives across the state.

Diane Brockmeier
President and CEO of Mid-America Transplant