Facts & Stats

The Power of YES

A single donor has the potential to save 8 lives through organ donation and heal more than 75 through tissue donation. The ripple effect of one person saying ‘yes’ to donation is powerful. And that powerful decision is felt by recipients, family members, friends, colleagues and so many more.

We are thankful to each and every person who says “yes” to donation. With hundreds of thousands of men, women and children waiting for a life-saving transplant, they can feel powerless waiting for their donor hero. YOU have the power to help others in need.

While the need for registered donors is great, we do want to pause to thank our donor heroes. In 2021, heroic donors gave in an unprecedented manner which resulted in saving and healing more lives than ever before!

LifeCenter worked closely with donor families and transplant centers to ensure every opportunity for donation was maximized to save the greatest number of lives.

Pictured: Kelly Williams & Kaleb Parker – Living kidney donor and recipient


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


Currently, there are 106,003 people 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 75 people.


An average of 17 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.


In the Greater Cincinnati area, 522 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant.


In Ohio, 2,891 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.


In Kentucky, 989 people are waiting for an organ transplant.


In Indiana, 1,119 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

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More than 1.75 Million people benefitted from tissue transplants in 2021.


In 2021, a record breaking, 40,000 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S., thanks to the generosity of donors.

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


In 2021, there were 409 organs donated by deceased donors, giving the gift of life.


A single donor can potentially enhance the lives of up to 75 more through tissue donation.