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Partners with Purpose

Donate Life SC has numerous partners that enable us to work more effectively toward our mission and vision for organ and tissue donation in South Carolina. Donate Life SC thanks and commends our partners for their dedication and commitment to organ and tissue donation in our state. Below are a few of these dedicated Partners with Purpose.



We Are Sharing Hope SC

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.

MUSC Transplant Center

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.

National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina

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.

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV)

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.

South Carolina Department of Revenue

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.

Palmetto State Triathlon Series (PSTS)

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.

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

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.

Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation

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.

Becoming a Partner with Purpose

Is your organization interested in supporting organ and tissue donation? Please contact us for further information on any of the following:

Sponsorship – 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.

Partnership – Does your company/organization wish to collaborate on a special project or promotion for supporting organ and tissue donation?

Contributing – 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.

Promotional – Companies/Organizations who wish to spread the word about organ and tissue donation. Please contact us for display literature, brochures, posters, holding company donor drives, articles in newsletters, magazines or other company publications.

For further information on these or additional partnership initiatives please contact partnerships@donatelifesc.org

Patient Assistance

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DLSC PATIENT ASSISTANCE AND DENTAL ASSISTANCE FUNDS HAVE BEEN UTILIZED. DENTAL PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL ASSISTANCE.

Click on the links provided to download Patient Assistance information.

Links to Professional Partners

LifePoint
For more information on organ, eye or tissue donation in South Carolina, contact We Are Sharing Hope SC, South Carolina’s Organ Procurement Organization.

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Musc
For more information on transplantation and whole body donation in South Carolina contact the Medical University of South Carolina’s Transplant Center.

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Miracles in Sight
For more information about vision and eye banking, contact Miracles In Sight.

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Unos
Waiting List Statistics can be found at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) website. Transplant process contact, as well as more information about Living Organ Donation can also be found here.

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DLA
Visit Donate Life America to find out about national and local organizations in the United States.

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Eye Bank
For more information about eye donation contact the Eye Bank Association of America.

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MTF
For more information on tissue donation, visit The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.

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AABB
For more information about blood donation contact the American Association of Blood Banks.

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NMDP
For more information on bone marrow registrations/donations contact the National Marrow Donor Program.

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For an interactive experience with flash audio and stories documenting the journey of donor families and those waiting for a life-saving transplant, please visit The Gift of a Lifetime website.

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US Dept
If your company or business would like to join the Workplace Partnership for Life and support our efforts to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation, please visit the Health and Human Services website.

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Cystic
For information about Cystic Fibrosis, contact the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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The mission of Donate Life South Carolina is to increase the supply of organs and tissues for transplantation and provide assistance for South Carolina transplant recipients. Vision: An organ or tissue will be available for every South Carolinian in need of a transplant.

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