Thorb Towles, HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER
LIVER TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER
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 112,536 waiting for a vital organ transplant on the national waiting list;
One organ donor can potentially save eight lives.
An average of 20 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
In Ohio, 3,392 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.
In Kentucky, 982 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In Indiana, 1,278 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, 672 people are waiting 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 2019, a record breaking, 39,717 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S. thanks to the generosity of donors.
75 + 635
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/