Welcome to the Logan Utah Second Chance 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise awareness about Organ Donation. We are very happy you have come to our website! We are dedicated to ensure all those who want to become an organ donor can document their wishes, as well as to raise awareness of this great cause. We also want you to come join us and have a great time! We have been an advocate of organ donation and awareness for nine years in the Cache Valley and surrounding areas. Please come join us for another great run this year!
Facts to know about Organ Donation:
- Acceptable organ and tissue donors can range in age from birth to age 80.
- Everyday 100 Americans are added to the UNOS(United Network for Organ Sharing) transplant waiting list. Everyday approximately 20 people on the UNOS waiting list die while waiting for a transplant.
- There is no cost to the donor family for organ and tissue related charge.
- In Utah, a person who has registered as a donor on the donor registry has made the decision to donate. Their family cannot overturn their decision to be a donor.
- When registering as a donor, individuals can specify which organs and tissues they wish to donate by completing the “limitations” portion of their enrollment form.
- There are three ways people in Utah and Idaho can join their respective state’s donor registry: Online at www.yesutah.org or www.yesidaho.org by saying “Yes” to donation when they are first issued their driver’s license or when they renew; by completing a donor registration form at a health fair or similar event. If they have used one method to register they do not need to complete another.
- Families are notified, through a letter, in regard to which organs and tissues were recovered and how someone benefited from the transplant.
- The majority of Americans feel that organ donation is “the right thing to do”. However, only about 50% of Americans have joined their state’s donor registry.
- Organ donors are people in good health who have died suddenly and have been declared “brain dead”. In this condition, brain function has permanently ceased, but the heart and lungs continue to function with the use of a ventilator and blood pressure supporting medications.
- It is possible to transplant vital organs (including heart, lung, heart-lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, small bowel) and tissue (including bone, cartilage, corneas, bone marrow, heart valves, veins, and skin).