Connie Lawson, CORNEA RECIPIENT
Learn more facts about the importance of organ donation.
Statistics have shown that a new name is added to the national waiting list every 7 minutes.
Currently, there are 106,003 people waiting for a vital organ transplant on the national waiting list.
One organ donor can potentially save eight lives.
An average of 17 men, women, and children die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
In Ohio, 2,891 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants.
In Kentucky, 989 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In Indiana, 1,119 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, 522 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant.
More than 1.75 million people benefited from tissue transplants in 2021.
More than 95% of American adults approve of donation as a viable, life-giving practice.
In 2021, a record-breaking 40,000 life-saving organ transplants were performed in the U.S., thanks to the generosity of donors.
In 2021, there were 409 organs donated by deceased donors, giving the gift of life.