Donor Registration Matters to Those Who Wait
The majority of Americans—95% are in favor of organ donation. But only 58% are actually registered.
That’s a big gap to close and an important one. As the transplant waiting list grows each day, a boost in registration numbers gives people hope and a second chance at life.
In our service area of Northern California and Northern Nevada the need is great:
- More than 700 Nevadans are waiting
- More than 20,000 Californians are waiting
People in need of a transplant can expect the following wait times on average for a life-saving organ:
- 145 days - adults (72 days for children) for a liver
- 6 months for a heart
- 2 years for lungs
- 2 years for a pancreas
- 3-5 years for a kidney
Less than 1% of donors end up meeting the specific medical criteria to donate their organs and tissue.