The generosity of the American people is seen in the more than 125 million registered organ, eye and tissue donors who are motivated to save and heal the lives of others. With so many designated donors, why is there still a shortage of donated organs? Why are there nearly 125,000 men, women and children–21 of whom die waiting every day–still in need of lifesaving organ transplants, and thousands more in need of tissue and corneal transplants?
Despite continuing public education efforts, misconceptions and inaccuracies still persist. Please check out the links below to explore information around organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Learn these facts, statistics and processes to help you better understand donation and transplantation and share them with those in your circle and community.