There are more than 116,000 individuals on the National Transplant Waiting List in need of a life-saving transplant. During 2016 only 28 percent received their second chance at life.
Individuals on the National Transplant Waiting List are currently waiting up to 10 years for a transplant generally from deceased donors, often causing lengthy delays.
At The Living Bank, we focus on living organ donation where the need is most critical.
- Kidney. This is the most common living donor transplant, as 82 percent of those on the national transplant list need a kidney
- Liver. Among patients waiting for an organ, 13 percent need a liver
95 percent of those waiting could potentially be treatment now through living organ donor transplantation.
Instead of waiting, living donor transplants offer a faster, equally effective option for transplant patients.