Statistics

Local

  • 160 generous organ donors in 2018 made 489 lifesaving transplants possible in our area.
  • 1,684 generous tissue donors provided an estimated 126,300 lifesaving and healing gifts to patients suffering from trauma or disease in 2018 in our area.
  • 2,648 eye donors in our area in 2018 resulted in 2,503 sight-restoring corneal transplants.
  • Nearly 150 people in our community are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

National

  • An average of 92 organ transplants take place every day in the United States.
  • 36,500 organ transplants were performed using organs from both deceased and living donors in 2018, marking the sixth consecutive record-setting year for transplants in the U.S.
  • In 2018, 81% (29,680) of the transplants performed involved organs from deceased donors. Living donor transplants accounted for the remaining 19 % (6,849).
  • Nearly 2,000 people in our community are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
  • Organs were recovered from 10,721 deceased organ donors in 2018, a 4% increase over 2017 and continues an eight-year trend of record-setting donation.
  • In the 30-year span from 1988 through 2018, the total number of organ transplants exceeded 750,000 nationwide.
  • Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
  • Nearly 115,000 people nationwide are currently waiting for a life saving transplant.

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