• 191 generous organ donors in 2019 made a record 596 lifesaving transplants possible in our area.
  • a record 2,118 generous tissue donors provided thousands of lifesaving and healing gifts to patients suffering from trauma or disease in our area in 2019.
  • a record 2,699 eye donors in our area in 2019 resulted in 2,715 sight-restoring corneal transplants.
  • Nearly 2,000 people in our community are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant.


  • An average of 95 organ transplants take place every day in the United States.
  • 39, 718 organ transplants were performed using organs from both deceased and living donors in 2019, marking the seventh consecutive record-setting year for transplants in the U.S.
  • In 2019, 81% (32,321) of the transplants performed involved organs from deceased donors. Living donor transplants accounted for the remaining 19% (7,397).
  • Organs were recovered from 11,870 deceased organ donors in 2019, a 10.7% increase over 2018 and continues an nine-year trend of record-setting donation.
  • In the 30-year span from 1988 through 2018, the total number of organ transplants exceeded 750,000 nationwide.
  • Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
  • Nearly 115,000 people nationwide are waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

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