TRANSPLANTS BY THE NUMBERS
10 Minutes—the time it takes to read this information & for a new name to be added to the transplant waiting list
14 Percentage of organ donors who are Black
18 People die daily awaiting an organ
536 Days a White person awaits kidney/pancreas transplant
734 Days a Black person awaits kidney/pancreas transplant
2,114 Children await transplant
2,604 Days a Pacific Islander awaits kidney/pancreas transplant
18,000 People need bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplants yearly
75,958 Minorities on transplant waiting list
121,000+ People currently on transplant waiting lists
1 million+ Tissue transplants performed annually
ONE DONOR CAN SAVE AND IMPROVE MANY LIVES
The number one problem in transplantation is the shortage of donors.
Organs and tissues that can be donated include:
heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, hands, face, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, heart valves, bones, middle ear and blood vessels.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
■ Register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor. You can do that now at
■ Share with your family your desire to become a donor in life and/or after death.
■ Urge others to have family discussions about becoming a donor.
■ Open the doors to your organizations to allow us to discuss what we can do
to live healthier lives and how we can help others by donating organs, eyes and
tissues in life and after death.
■ Contact National MOTTEP at 202.865.4888 or email us at email@example.com
Special thanks to the Washington Regional Transplant Community for sponsoring this PSA.