Organ Donation Statistics
How many people are waiting for a transplant? Who receives organs and what organs are most needed? This section introduces you to the data and connects you to more detailed statistics on the waiting list, transplantation, organ donation, and registration.*
Statistics at a Glance
of U.S. adults support organ donation
every 10 minutes
only 3 in 1,000
people die in a way that allows for organ donation.
the organ shortage continue
Each year, the number of people on the waiting list continues to be much larger than both the number of donors and transplants, which grow slowly.
One Donor Can Save Eight Lives.
One person can donate up to 8 lifesaving organs.