Are you passionate about organ, eye and tissue donation? Are you looking to become a member of an organization that is helping the cause and changing lives in your community? You’ve come to the right place!
Please fill out the form below and mail a $15 member donation to PO Box 186, Winnebago, WI 54985.
Thank you for becoming a member of our nonprofit! Your membership donation is helping us to save lives and provide hope for the transplant community. We are excited to have you as a part of our Live.Love.Donate. Inc family!
We are a Wisconsin 501 (c) (3) nonprofit focused on saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. With the help of our tireless executive board, donors, supporters and volunteers, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and in-depth educational sessions.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Amy Muenchow, our Executive Director, was interviewed by Sam Carlson (UW Madison nursing student) about her life-saving kidney transplant story! Check out the interview here to learn more!
We are very passionate about organ donation, and we work tirelessly in honor and memory of our Dad. Our father, Steve, was a two-time kidney transplant patient. He was diagnosed with Vasculitis at age 19, and that lead to eventual kidney failure. He was placed on dialysis during both transplant processes.
Our father had his first kidney transplant in 1991 from a deceased donor, and his second in 2007 from our mother, Amy Muenchow. They were the perfect match! Both transplants took place at UW Madison Transplant Clinic.
Twice, our Dad was given a second change due to a life-saving donor. His transplants gave him 25 more years of life. Unfortunately we lost our father in 2014 to stage-four lung cancer, due to his suppressed immune system. We have made it our mission to spread the word about organ, eye, and tissue donation in the State of Wisconsin, while keeping our father's legacy alive and honoring his memory.
"Be an Everyday HERO!"
You can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor at DonateLifeWisconsin.org or at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you register your decision at the DMV, your driver's license will be reflected with an orange donor dot.
Organ donation can be procured through living donors and deceased donors. Living donation is determined based on extensive medical matching. Deceased donation occurs once the donor has passed. The surgical team removes the organs and tissues from the donor's body in an operating room. Organs are recovered, and then additional authorized tissues such as bone, cornea, and skin.
Fact: Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most major religions.
Fact: Living donation increases the existing organ supply.
Fact: An open-casket funeral is possible for organ and tissue donors.
Organs and tissue that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, nerve and heart valves.
Share your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor with family and friends. Make sure they know your wishes and what you want to donate for transplant. You have the power to save up to 8 people's lives!
Your generous gift will help us promote organ, eye and tissue donation in the State of Wisconsin; register organ donors; educate the community about the importance; and save lives, one donor at a time.
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Live.Love.Donate. Inc. is a tax exempt charitable organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Donations are deductible as charitable contributions under sec. 170 of the tax code.