Organ Donation

We Had More Donors in 2021 Than Any Other Year

Last year, 479 lives were saved and 45,000 people healed by the generosity of South Carolina donors. That’s 221 organ donors and 356 tissues donors. All in all, 831 people in the state gave consent for their loved ones to give the gift of life. It’s all through organ, eye,…...

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Family of SC Donor Hero, Keegan Johnson, Celebrate their Hero Safely Amid the COVID Pandemic

With COVID-19 precautions in place, thousands of football fans attended the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Among the attendees was the family of Donor Hero Keegan Johnson, who were present to honor Keegan’s life and see the Rose Parade float that featured his floragraph. “To see him on that float…...

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“I Said YES!” Campaign Launches in SC, Bringing Awareness to the Need and Disparities of Donation

Did you know one in two people waiting for an organ transplant in the state of South Carolina is African American? August was National Minority Donor Awareness month and our “I Said YES!” campaign was launched to share powerful facts surround organ donation, debunk popular misconceptions, and inspire others to…...

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SC Organ Donations Hit Record Numbers in 2020 Despite Uncertainties from COVID-19 Pandemic

We Are Sharing Hope SC chief executive officer, David DeStefano, recently discussed the record number of 2020 South Carolina organ donations with Jason Raven of News 2 South Carolina. More than 200 organ donors and their families made the decision to save lives in 2020, with 300 tissue donors helping…...

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BJU Hosts Week-long Organ Donor Campaign

Bob Jones University recently held Donate Life Week, a weeklong campaign to raise awareness for organ donation on campus. We Are Sharing Hope SC education coordinator and BJU graduate Ian Dyke recently sat down with Vicki Olachea of The Collegian to discuss the inspiration behind BJU’s decision to participate in…...

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South Carolina’s Generous Organ Donor Spirit Sees 47 Percent Growth in 4 years

In 2018, 181 South Carolina organ donor heroes saved 472 lives, showcasing consistent growth in donation spirit from 2015, when 123 organ donor heroes saved 374 lives. We Are Sharing Hope SC (SHSC), the not-for-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization serving South Carolina, is proud to announce that in 2018,…...

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