There are more than 113,000 patients in the United States currently on the organ transplant waitlist, with another name being added to the list every 10 minutes. Unfortunately, some people never make it off of the list with an average of 18 dying every day.
The numbers show that the need is great, but one donor can save several lives. More specifically, an organ donor can save up to eight lives and a tissue donor can enhance more than 50. With so many patients impacted by the transplant process, you do not have to look far to hear powerful donation stories of hope and healing.