Minorities make up more than half of organ donation waiting lists (55%), yet they comprise less than half of organ transplants performed (34%). White patients make up less than half of waiting lists (45%), and comprise 66% of transplants performed.
Over 100,000 men, women, and children in the United States need life-saving organ transplants, and a new name is added to the national waiting list every approximately every 10 minutes.
Each day, approximately 18 people die while waiting for an organ transplant.
90% of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know what steps to take to be a donor.
Although donor designations have increased, only 42% of licensed drivers and ID card holders have registered to be donors through their state registry or motor vehicle department.
Source: Donate Life