STATS

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Thorb Towles, HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER

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Thorb Towles,
HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER

STATS

Learn more facts about the importance of organ donation.

Statistics have shown that a new name is added to the national waiting list every 10 minutes.

118,000

people

Currently, there are more than 118,000 waiting for a vital organ transplant on the national waiting list;

1

donor

One organ donor can potentially save eight lives;

1

tissue donor

One tissue donor can change and enhance the lives of more than 50 people.

22

people

An average of 22 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.

3,000

people

In Ohio, more than 3,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.

1,000

people

In Kentucky, over 1,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

1,400

people

In Indiana, more than 1,400 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

600

people

In the Greater Cincinnati area, close to 600 people wait for a life-saving transplant.

1,000,000

people

More than 1 million people benefit from tissue transplants each year.

90%

of Americans

More than 90% of American adults approve of donation as a viable, life-giving practice.

33,600

transplants

In 2016, approximately 33,595 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S. thanks to the generosity of donors.

65 + 451

donations

In 2016, 65 individuals from Greater Cincinnati shared the gift of life through organ donation. 451 individuals were able to improve the quality of life for others through the gift of tissue donation.

For more information and the most accurate information regarding the transplant waiting list go to: http://www.unos.org/donation/index.php