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.
More than 100,000 men, women and children are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.
Even the largest football stadium in the US could not fit the number of patients on the national transplant waiting list.
Every 10 minutes
another person is added to the national transplant waiting list.
occur every year in the U.S. because organs are not donated in time.
people die each day because the organ they need is not donated in time.
of patients waiting are in need of a kidney.
1 out of 3
deceased donors is over the age of 50.
You have the power to help
If I donated
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
In 2020, more than 18,300 donors brought new life to recipients and their families.
have taken place since 1988.
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You can help save and heal lives by registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
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