How Many People Are Waiting For an Organ Transplant Near You?
Thousands of people are waiting for a second chance at life, a chance they will only get if more people say “yes” to organ and tissue donation.
Donor Network West and Mapbox produced an interactive map to show residents in its donation service area of northern California and Nevada how donation and transplantation impacts their communities.
The maps are powered by data from UNOS, OPTN, Donate Life California, Donate Life Nevada and population data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey and look specifically at the 13 million people in the 40 counties served by Donor Network West.
Observe how many people in your surrounding community are waiting for a transplant and how many have registered as donors.
Nearly 10,000 people in Donor Network West’s service area of northern California and Nevada are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Discover how many people are waiting for an organ transplant near you by typing in your address or selecting a county.
See how many people are registered as organ and tissue donors in your area as a percentage of the total population. Compare registration data with ethnicity census data. How does your area match up with the towns nearby?
22 people will die today waiting for an organ that never came. Share this project and get the facts on organ and tissue donation. Become vocal about donation in your community and on social media. If you haven’t done so already, register as a donor and share your decision with family and friends.