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Thorb Towles, HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER

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Lynn Swartz, 
LIVER TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER

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

112,115

people

Currently, there are 112,536 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.

20

people

An average of 20 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.

3,392

people

In Ohio, 3,392 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.

982

people

In Kentucky, 982 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

1,278

people

In Indiana, 1,278 people are waiting for an organ transplant.

672

people

In the Greater Cincinnati area, 672 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/