organs: heart, intestine, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas. tissues: bone, tendons, cornea, heart valves, skin, veins.
Each Organ and Tissue in our body performs certain functions. Many people are born with health problems causing a particular organ or tissue to not function properly, thus creating the need for a transplant. Others may require a transplant due to wear and tear or exposure to other diseases. There are many reasons why any one of us may require a transplant at some point in our lives. The following information highlights the organs and tissues that can be donated to help those in need.