Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list!. . . . . . . .On average, 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant!. . . . . . . One organ donor can save eight lives!. . . . . . . 115,000 + people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 74,670 people are active waiting list candidates!. . . . . . . 59% of transplants are kidney transplants!. . . . . . . . 33,611 transplants were performed in 2016!. . . . . . . . . 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% are actually signed up as donors!. . . . . . . . only 3 in 1,000 people die in a way that allows for organ donation! . . . . . Nearly 2 out of every 3 people on the waiting list are over the age of 50!. . . . . . . Each day, about 80 people receive organ transplants!. . . . . . . More than 4 out of 5 donations came from deceased donors, and 1 out of 5 donations from living donors!. . . . . . . In 2016, about 62% of organ recipients were male; 38% female!. . . . . . . .Almost 2,000 children under 18 are on the waiting list!. . . . . .  

What Do You Know About Organ Donation And Transplantation?

Are you an organ donor? For such a simple question, the answer can have life-altering affects on you, your loved ones, and strangers across the country, whom you've never met!

Some people don't sign up because they are unsure of the many aspects of organ donation. Don't hesitate or put it off due to a lack of information!​​


Here are the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about organ donation. ​If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact your local OPO or transplant center for more information!


Checkout the sections below for the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about organ donation. ​If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact your local OPO or transplant center for more information!

Answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about organ donation and transplants!

Reveal the truths behind some common misconceptions about organ donation

Which organs can be transplanted and what are some of the diseases and conditions those transplants cure?

Living Donation is an amazing part of the transplant world, discover more information about these special transplants!

If you still have questions, contact CORE with the link below!