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Facts and Figures

All information on this page are the latest statistics available from the National Kidney Foundation and organdonor.gov

144

The number of people each day that are added to the deceased donor waitlist each day.

20

The number of people each day that die while waiting for a deceased donor organ to become available.

36,528

Total number of transplants performed in 2018.  This includes organs from both living and deceased donors and includes heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, intestine, cornea.  60% of this total is kidney transplants

113,000+

Number of people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ donation.    82% are awaiting a kidney transplant.  The average wait time for a kidney is approximately 5 years nationally and even longer in the State of Illinois.

3 out of 1,000

The number of deceased donors that actually have viable organs that can be used in a transplant