Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Statistics

Although there have been advances in medical technology, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors.

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The need

115,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants.

Even the largest football stadium in the US could not fit the number of patients on the national transplant waiting list - stadium graphic

Even the largest football stadium in the US could not fit the number of patients on the national transplant waiting list.

Every ten minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list - watch graphic

Every 10 minutes

another person is added to the national transplant waiting list.

8,000 occur in the U.S. each year because organs are not donated in time - computer graphic

8,000 deaths

occur every year in the U.S. because organs are not donated in time.

22 people die each day waiting for a transplant - people graphic

22

people die each day because the organ they need is not donated in time.

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82%

of patients waiting are in need of a kidney.

1 out of 3 deceased donors is over the age of 50 - pie chat grahic

1 out of 3

deceased donors is over the age of 50.

You have the power to help

If I donated

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my organs
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my cornea
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my tissue

I would be able to…

save up to 8 lives

restore sight to 2 people

heal the lives of 75 people

How others have helped

33,600 patients

In 2016, 33,600 transplants brought new life to patients and their families - heart graphic

In 2016, 33,600 transplants brought new life to patients and their families.

683,000 transplants

683,000 transplants have taken place since 1988 - chart graphic

have taken place since 1988.

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Be socially responsible

95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54% are registered.
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