In the United States alone, 3.3 million people die every year. Of those, only ~14,000 will become organ donors. That’s about 0.4%.
What about the other 99.6% of families? Why can’t they at least have the choice of donation?
Because, right now, donation is only possible is if their loved one passes away under a narrow set of circumstances to enable transplantation.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Research with donated human organs can completely redefine the impact organ donation can have in the world – and at a scale that allows us to tackle the biggest problems we face in medicine. Because every donor organ doesn't just give us profound new insights in to human health and disease, but every organ also has the potential to inspire scientists, engineers and innovators everywhere who want to build technologies that matter for patients.
Co-Founder & CEO Greg Tietjen, PhD
Meet Greg, a Renaissance man and a connector whose passion lies in building and inspiring diverse teams to tackle seemingly impossible problems. He is a galvanizer of people, dedicated to creating a better world by integrating multiple disciplines to enable transformative scientific breakthroughs.