Prisma Health has launched a solid organ transplantation program, starting with kidney transplants, in response to the rising need in our community. By offering transplants close to home, Prisma Health can ensure high-quality healthcare while easing the travel burden felt by patients and families.
Prisma Health also provides other transplant services. Prisma Health is currently a recognized leader in bone marrow transplant. Their nationally accredited Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.
The Medical University of South Carolina Transplant Center is the only comprehensive transplant center in the state. The program continues to build on cutting-edge techniques that are recognized around the country. Patients are supported by extremely personalized care before, during and after the transplant procedure. In April of 2006, Donate Life SC presented the Transplant Center with a ship’s bell for the 6-East Wing. New transplant recipients at MUSC ring this bell in honor of the soul of their donor. This symbolic ring signifies the start of a new life and gives tribute to the gift of life they have received. Right now, approximately 100,000 patients nationwide are waiting for life-saving transplantation. That’s why it’s important for physicians, community groups and businesses to become active partners in grassroots efforts to promote donation awareness. The MUSC Transplant Center is available to educate and provide materials to create and promote greater donor awareness in South Carolina.
South Carolina DMV is another essential partner in promoting organ and tissue donation in South Carolina. SCDMV offers patrons the opportunity to become organ donors and financially contribute to Donate Life South Carolina when transacting motor vehicle business. The SC Department of Motor Vehicles also provides monetary donation opportunities on their website.
We Are Sharing Hope SC is South Carolina’s organ and tissue procurement organization. They are dedicated to saving lives. Sharing Hope SC is an independent non-profit organization with a staff of over 100 dedicated professionals. Sharing Hope SC recovers and places organs and tissues for transplantation and research and provides ongoing emotional support while honoring donor families. We Are Sharing Hope SC is a crucial partner and supporter of DLSC and our education and outreach on organ and tissue donation.
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Donate Life SC is listed as a charitable organization on the South Carolina State income tax form — providing South Carolinians the opportunity to support organ and tissue donation by contributing to DLSC at tax time.
PSTS has designated Donate Life SC (“DLSC”) as its official nonprofit partner. Charity slots are available in all PSTS events with proceeds going to DLSC. Athletes are also given the opportunity to make donations to DLSC during the race registration process.
The IIDA Foundation is a not-for-profit (501c3), a philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to advance interior design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the interior design profession. IIDA hosts an annual Memorial Golf Tournament in the loving memory of Amy K. Stubbs Stubbs, a former architect, and partner at Craig, Gaulden, and Davis, who died in 2003 while awaiting a liver transplant. All proceeds are donated to DLSC.
The Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to help find the cure for diabetes and until that goal is achieved, to provide the care needed to combat the detrimental and life-threatening complications of this terrible disease. DRWF makes a yearly contribution for towards our mission.
Contribute goods, services, or financial assistance for Donate Life South Carolina! DLSC has numerous sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year in the areas of special events, print materials, website opportunities and more.
Does your company/organization wish to collaborate on a special project or promotion for supporting organ and tissue donation?
DLSC welcomes the opportunity to further discuss our mission and supporting DLSC as your companies designated non-profit of choice. As a nonprofit organization, we are financially dependent upon contributions and fundraising efforts.
For more information on organ, eye or tissue donation in South Carolina, contact We Are Sharing Hope SC, South Carolina’s Organ Procurement Organization.