The demand for organ, eye and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors. As of September 8, 2014, there were 123,175 men, women and children waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the United States.
Consider the following statistics regarding the need for organs across the United States:
- Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
- An average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs for transplant.