Despite this figure, potential donors are passing away each and every day without the possibility of their organs being transferred to people in need. As of April 2021, that list was 107,000 people long.
How can this happen?
The answer is a matter of education and communication. If a donor passes away without communicating their final wishes to their loved ones or caregivers, their desired organ transplant may never happen.
In addition, greater education must be given to care-providers, hospice centers and the general public so that their own role in the organ donor process can be made clear and carried out at the appropriate time.
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46% of American adults aren’t registered as organ donors.
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Organ Donor Facts
“95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% are actually signed up as donors”
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“Only 3 in 1,000 people die in a way that allows for organ donation.”
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20 people die each day waiting for a transplant
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“Data from the WHO Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT) indicates that
only 10% of the need for organ donors is actually met.”
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