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 people 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 9 minutes
another person is added to the national transplant waiting list.
in the U.S died in 2020 while on the transplant waiting list.
people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant.
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
20,400 organ donors
In 2021, nearly 20,400 donors brought new life to recipients and their families.
have taken place since 1988.
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