Thorb Towles, HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER
HUSBAND OF CONNIE TOWLES, CORNEA DONOR WITH DAUGHTERS ALLY & TAYLER
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 115,382 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 50 people.
An average of 22 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
In Ohio, 3,053 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.
In Kentucky, 1,037 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In Indiana, 1,300 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, 598 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 2017, a record breaking, 34,769 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S. thanks to the generosity of donors.
69 + 564
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/