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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.

112,941

people

Currently, there are 113,737 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.

18

people

An average of 18 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.

3,063

people

In Ohio, 3,063 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.

1,034

people

In Kentucky, 1,034 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

1,309

people

In Indiana, 1,309 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

586

people

In the Greater Cincinnati area, 586 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.

36,500

transplants

In 2018, a record breaking, 36,500 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S. thanks to the generosity of donors.

69 + 564

donations

In 2017, 69 individuals from Greater Cincinnati shared the gift of life, with 214 total organ transplanted this year. 564 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/