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Trusted Web Sites

Diabetes

dLife Diabetes Resources
Comprehensive site providing diabetics with disease education, resources, research and a television show about diabetes on CNBC called dLifeTV.

National Diabetes Information Clearing House (NDIC)
Part of the National Institute of Health involved in diabetic research and treatment options.

Pancreas & Islet Cell Transplantation

MedlinePlus
Extensive array of information resources covering pancreas and islet cell transplantation.

Transplant Living 
United Network for Organ Sharing patient site for all transplant patients.

Health and Medical Information Produced by DoctorsHealth and medical information from doctors on many topics including diabetes, pancreas and islet cell.

US Transplant–Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
The SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States.

Diabetic Organizations

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 
The nations leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)                               
A nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, education and advocacy for Type I juvenile on-set diabetes. Illinois Chapter.

General Organ Donation

MedlinePlus
A trusted source that covers all aspects of organ donation with easy access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials and latest health news.

National Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is undertaking this initiative to ease the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors by building a national community of organ sharing.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Through the UNOS Organ Center, organ donors are matched to waiting recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through its policies, UNOS ensures that all patients have a fair chance at receiving the organ they need-regardless of age, sex, race, lifestyle, religion, or financial or social status. UNOS members include every transplant program, organ procurement organization, and tissue typing laboratory in the United States.

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Website of the not-for-profit organ procurement organization that works with hospitals and donor families in the northern three fourths of Illinois and northwest Indiana. The organization is responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for medical transplantation in the service area, as well as for professional and public education on organ and tissue donation.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)
OPTN is a unique public-private partnership that links all of the professionals involved in the donation and transplantation system.  It's goals are to increase the supply of donated organs available for transplantation and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the National system of organ sharing (UNOS).

Coalition on Donation
Educates and promotes organ donation.

Last UpdateJune 23, 2011
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