Room > LifeSharers Organization Background Information
LifeSharers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in Tennessee.
LifeSharers is a voluntary network of organ
donors. LifeSharers members promise to donate upon their death, and they give
fellow members first access to their organs. They do this through directed
donation, which is legal under federal law and the laws of all 50 states and the
District of Columbia.
By creating a pool of organs available first to
registered organ donors, LifeSharers creates an incentive for non-donors to
become donors. This incentive gets stronger as our network expands.
LifeSharers also makes organ allocation fairer, by helping registered organ
donors get their fair share of organs.
LifeSharers membership is free and open to all at
www.lifesharers.org or by calling
1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit on membership. Parents can
enroll their minor children. No one is excluded due to any pre-existing
medical condition. We welcome everyone. We turn no one away.
LifeSharers is staffed by unpaid volunteers. We rely on tax-deductible charitable
contributions to fund our operations.
The LifeSharers web site went live on
May 22, 2002.
Click here for contact information.