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2019 National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices

The 2019 National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices measured public opinion about organ donation and transplantation. This survey was completed by 10,000 U.S. adults. Key findings include:

  • People’s support for organ donation.
  • If they have signed up to be an organ donor and where.
  • Talking to family members about organ donation and their wish.
  • Beliefs about organ donation and transplantation.
  • If they want their organs used locally or wherever they are needed most.
  • Where they got their information on organ donation in the past year.

View and download the 2019 National Survey report (PDF - 3 MB).

Supplemental Tables

  • Binary Response Tables (XLSX - 471 KB) – Frequency tables with data bars/color coding in the 2019 National Survey report.  
  • Supplemental Tables (XLSX - 201 KB)  – Non-frequency tables in the 2019 National Survey report. 
  • Full Response Tables (XLSX - 523 KB) – Proportions and confidence intervals for every response option for all 86 key survey questions.  

Listen to/watch a webinar recording on key findings of the survey. Slides from the webinar (PDF - 714 KB) are also available.

Note: If you are using assistive technology, you may not be able to fully see all of the information in this PDF file. The Excel file with it has the same information for the National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices, 2019: Report of Findings. For help, please email donation@hrsa.gov or call 301-443-3300.

2012 National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Behaviors

This report details the findings of the 2012 survey of the American public’s attitudes and behaviors about organ donation.

View and download the 2012 National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Behaviors (PDF - 2 MB) report.

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