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organ donation

Did you know?

  • One organ donor can save up to 8 lives
  • The same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and corneas
  • More than 110,000 people in the US are waiting for organ transplants (solid organs: ¬†Hearts, kidneys, pancreases, lungs, livers and intestines)
  • On average, 18 people die everyday while waiting for organ transplants in the US
  • Every 11 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list
  • The success rate for an organ transplant is between 80 and 90 percent.