Organ Donation


Pediatric Organ Donation


Consider Organ Donation

  • 119,000 people are waiting for an organ

  • 22 people die each day waiting

  • Another person is added to the organ donor list every 10 seconds

  • One organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives

  • 95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54% are registered

  • Currently, nearly 2000 children under the age of 18 are on the national transplant waiting list

  • 1898 children received transplants in 2015

  • There were 939 pediatric organ donors in 2015. Although they ranged from newborns to age 17, most were age 1 to 11. 150 pediatric organ donors in 2015 were babies under the age of 12 months

  • Most children under the age of 1 year are waiting for a liver or a heart

  • Most children age 11 to 17 are primarily waiting for a kidney, followed by a liver

  • Becoming an organ donor is socially responsible

  • Every day, lives are saved and improved by the gift of life, sight and health

  • Each year, the number of people on the waiting list continues to grow, while the number of donors and transplants grows slowly

  • To Learn more about organ donation please go to OrganDonor.Gov