THE CHALLENGE

  • 20 people die every day while waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
  • Over the past 10 years, the national transplant wait list has increased by 25.6%; every 10 minutes, someone is added to the wait list.
  • The need for organs is much greater than the organs available for transplant. The longer someone waits on the list, the less likely they are to survive the operation.
  • 95% of those waiting for an organ need a kidney or liver, organs that could be donated by a living person.
  • Greater awareness of living donation and support programs for living donors and their families are crucial to end the wait list.