The harsh realities and the desperate need for Living Donors in the USA!
You can live with 1 kidney, yet we are born with 2… If you could SAVE a life by donating one would you?
ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION STATISTICS
There are currently 122,403 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 101,189 await kidney transplants. (as of 10/8/15)
The median wait time for an individual’s first kidney transplant is 3.6 years and can vary depending on health, compatibility and availability of organs.
In 2014, 17,105 kidney transplants took place in the US. Of these, 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5,535 came from living donors.
Over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month.
12 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.
Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list.
In 2014, 4,270 patients died while waiting for a kidney transplant. Another, 3,617 people became too sick to receive a kidney transplant.