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

organdonor.gov or donatelifeamerica.org. You can also register at your local motor vehicle office when you obtain or renew your driver’s license.

 

■ 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 mottep01@aol.com

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Washington Regional Transplant Community for sponsoring this PSA.

​© 2016 by National MOTTEP.