Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Statistics

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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.

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Every 8 minutes

another person is added to the national transplant waiting list.

5,600 people

in the U.S died in 2022 while on the transplant waiting list.

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16

people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant.

86%

of patients waiting are in need of a kidney.

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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

I would be able to save up to 8 lives.

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my cornea

I would be able to restore sight to 2 people.

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my tissue

I would be able to heal the lives of 75 people.

How Others Have Helped

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23,288 organ donors

In 2023, more than 23,000 donors brought new life to recipients and their families.

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1 million transplants

In 2022, the US reached a historic milestone, achieving its 1 millionth organ transplant, more than any other country in the world.