Statistics & Stories

Why should you register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor? Donation saves and transforms lives and entire families. In this section, you can read statistics and personal stories about donors and recipients.

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How many people are waiting for a transplant? Who receives organs and what organs are most needed? This section connects you to organ donation and transplantation statistics.*


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Read the real-life personal stories of people who have received organ transplants, who have donated organs, and who champion donation in the community.


*Some statistics in this section are updated annually, and based on latest available reports from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Data Reports