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National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month

It’s National Donate Life Month, and one donor’s death can save 8 lives, restore 2 people’s sight, and heal more than 75 people. Register now.

More than 100,000 men, women, and children are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, and every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list for an organ, eye, or tissue donation.

Waiting for Life-Saving Donations

 

More than 36,500 organ transplants saved patients’ lives in 2018, but 22 people still die every day because the organ donation they needed didn’t come in time. Learn more about what you can do.

Organ Donation Saves Lives

 

More than 145.5 million people are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. You and your loved ones can help save lives.

How Donors Save Lives

 

More than 84,000 corneal eye transplants help people see again each year, and more than 1.75 million tissue transplants help patients heal each year. Read more inspiring stories of successful transplants.

Successful Transplants

 

2,000 children under 18 are waiting for a transplant. More than 500 of them are under 5 years old. Get involved locally.

Children and Organ Donations

 

83% of patients waiting need a kidney, and 12% need a liver. 3 to 5 years is the average wait time for a kidney. Living donors can help them.

Living Donation Options