The Need for Donors
The lack of organ donors is a national medical crisis. Due to the prevalence of diabetes and kidney disease the demand for organs has exceeded the supply. Thousands of people die needlessly each year due to the lack of donors.
The solution is – people. The greatest benefit of organ donation is knowing that you’re saving a life. That life might be your spouse, child, parent, brother or sister, a close friend, or a stranger in need. An organ donor is truly a lifesaver.
- Over 116,000 people in the United States are waiting for life-saving transplants, of that figure; over 90,000 are waiting for a kidney.
- Every 18 minutes another name is added to the transplant list.
- Every 24 hours, eight people die because suitable organs are not available.