Santa Giver

When your donation to a Santa Seal charity is confirmed, you will receive the same number of SNTA tokens as the dollars that you donated. Limitations apply and may be changed at any time.

When you record your consent in the Register, you can specify which organs or tissue you would like to donate. Whether or not organs or tissue are actually used for transplant depends on several factors, like their quality and whether or not you die in a hospital.

Which organs and tissues can be transplanted?

Not all organs and tissue types are suitable for transplant. Organs that can be transplanted are the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and intestines. The skin, bone tissue (including tendons and cartilage), eye tissue, heart valves and blood vessels are transplantable forms of tissue.

Donation only when the donor dies in hospital

Organ donation is only possible when the donor has died in a hospital. Organs need a supply of oxygen-rich blood to remain suitable for transplantation. Donors are put on artificial respiration to keep their heart beating, so that oxygen-rich blood continues to circulate through their body.

By contrast, tissue donation is often possible if the donor dies in a non-hospital setting.