ORGAN DONATION FACTS

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22 people die every day while waiting for a transplant.

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1 organ donor can save 8 lives and change the lives of more than 50 people.

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Almost anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age or medical history.

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All major religions in the U.S. support organ donation.

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Donors can still have open casket funerals, and organ donation doesn't cost the donor's family any money.

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Most often, organ donors are deceased, but some organs can be donated by living donors. Deceased organ donors can donate: kidneys (2), liver, lungs (2), heart, pancreas, and intestines. ... Living organ donors can donate: one kidney, a lung, or a portion of the liver, pancreas, or intestine.

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Donors are needed for all races and ethnic groups. Transplant success rates increase when organs are matched between members of the same ethnic background.

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Signing the back of your license or a donor card is not enough.

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