• A single donor can save or enhance the lives of up to 75 people.

 

  • Nearly 115,000 individuals are awaiting transplants, approximately 10% are from New York State.

 

  • Approximately 74 organ transplants take place every day in the US.

 

  • Sadly, an average of 22 patients die every day, simply because the organ they needed did not become available in time.

 

  • On average, 118 people are added to the nation’s organ waiting list each day- one every 10 minutes.

 

  • The time span between organ recovery to transplantation can be anywhere from 4-72 hours.

 

  • Don’t rule yourself out as a donor because of age or medical condition. Physicians will determine at the time of death what organs and tissues can be donated.

 

  • More than 1 million tissue transplants are performed each year, but the surgical need for tissue continues to rise.

     
  • 1 out of 3 donors is over the age of 50.

 

  • 82% of patients waiting for a transplant are in need of a kidney.