Organ Donation Facts | Iowa Methodist Transplant Center
Organ Donation Facts | Iowa Methodist Transplant Center

Facts about Organ Donation

Making the decision to become a living donor should not be taken lightly. Learn more from these facts about organ donation.

  • According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, 6,000 transplants are made by living donors each year.

  • There are 118,000 people on a waiting list for an organ transplant.

  • Almost everyone can become an organ donor.

  • In the United States, almost every major religion supports organ donation.

  • Deceased donors can still have open casket funerals.

  • Deceased organ donation does not cost the family any money.

  • If you are registered as an organ donor, you will still receive the best care possible at a hospital regardless of your donation status.

  • Transplants are more successful when the donor has the same ethnic background as the person receiving a transplant.

  • If you wish to register as an organ donor, you can do so through Donate Life America.

  • According to the National Foundation for Transplants, 18 people die each day while waiting for transplants.

To begin your journey to becoming a living donor, please fill out our Living Donor Form.

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