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The Need

• Over 118,000 people are waiting for transplants. The demand for organs far exceeds the supply.

• More than 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.

• Another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every ten minutes.

• One organ donor can save up to eight lives.

• Kidneys are needed more than any other organ.

The Facts

• Anyone can become an organ donor, no matter your medical history or how old you are.

• Organs and tissues that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, and heart valves.

• After you have indicated your wishes on your drivers’ license or in a national or state registry, tell your family so they understand and can communicate your decision when you cannot.

• 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 54% have registered as donors.

You can help the more than 118,000 people on the national organ transplant waiting list. Register to become an organ donor and encourage your friends and family to do so as well. Once you’ve registered, remember to tell your family about your decision. 

ORGAN DONATION REGISTRY SERVICES

US GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ON ORGAN DONATION AND TRASPLANTATION
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LIVING DONATION ASSISTANCE

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The need far exceeds the organs available for people who are one the national transplant waiting list. Share this information about organ donation to let people know about the need for organ donors.

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