Thorb Towles, HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER
HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER
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.
Currently, there are more than 118,000 waiting for a vital organ transplant on the national waiting list;
One organ donor can potentially save eight lives;
One tissue donor can change and enhance the lives of more than 50 people.
An average of 22 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
In Ohio, more than 3,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.
In Kentucky, over 1,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In Indiana, more than 1,400 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, close to 600 people wait for a life-saving transplant.
More than 1 million people benefit from tissue transplants each year.
More than 90% of American adults approve of donation as a viable, life-giving practice.
In 2016, approximately 33,595 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S. thanks to the generosity of donors.
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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.