Creating Opportunities for people to Become Living Organ Donors | 9News

Every nine minutes, a name is added to the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. The American Transplant Foundation is working to solve this crisis.

You can help!

Nearly 90,000 Americans are currently waiting for a kidney and over 10,000 are waiting for a liver (combined – 95% of the transplant waiting list), two organs that could be donated by a living person

Why Living Donation?

It is critical that every American registers as an organ donor. However, the chances of you donating an organ after death are less than 1%. Deceased organ donors must pass away under very specific circumstances to donate.

Also, kidney and liver donations from living donors last longer, on average, than those received from deceased donors.

How does the American Transplant Foundation Support Living Donors?

At the American Transplant Foundation, we believe that no one should die while awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant. We proactively work to save lives by removing barriers to living donation through 3 tiers of support: Educational, Financial & Emotional.

Even if you do not think you are fit to be a living organ donor, learning about it and spreading awareness makes a huge impact!

Additional Resources:

  1. 17 Top Myths and Facts about Living Organ Donation
  2. Living Donation FAQ's
  3. View Those in Need of a Living Donor - they could be closer than you think!
  4. QUIZ: Would you be a good candidate for living donation?

We are here for you in every step of the process, from learning about living organ donation to saving a life!