There are now over
120,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the United States, up from
115,000 only 14 months ago. Over half of the people who need transplants will
die before they get one.
Next year over
50,000 people will join the waiting list, but less than 30,000 people will
Only about half of
adult Americans are registered organ donors. Every year, about 20,000
transplantable organs are buried or cremated instead of being donated. Every
year, over 10,000 Americans die because they couldn’t get an organ transplant.
Everyone willing to
receive an organ transplant to live should be willing to donate their organs
after they die. Everyone can offer to donate their organs when they die, no
matter what their medical history or condition. By offering their organs first
to other registered organ donors, LifeSharers members create an incentive for
non-donors to become donors. Membership is free and open to all at www.lifesharers.org .