STATS

Learn more facts about the importance of organ donation.

David Wood, KIDNEY RECIPIENT

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David Wood, 
KIDNEY RECIPIENT

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.

108,644

people

Currently, there are 108,644 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 75 people.

22

people

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

3,199

people

In Ohio, 3,199 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.

983

people

In Kentucky, 983 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

1,139

people

In Indiana, 1,139 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

626

people

In the Greater Cincinnati area, 626 people are waiting 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.

39,717

transplants

In 2019, a record breaking, 39,717 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S. thanks to the generosity of donors.

75 + 635

donations

In 2019, 75 individuals from Greater Cincinnati shared the gift of life, with 246 total organ transplanted this year. 635 individuals gave the gift of tissue donation.

For more information and the most accurate information regarding the transplant waiting list go to: https://unos.org/data/