Did you know?
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services:
- 124,000 people are waiting for an organ (101,653 for a kidney)
- Nearly 3,000 people are added to the kidney waiting list every month. On average, that is 1 person every 14 minutes.
- A healthy person can also become a “living donor” by donating a kidney, or part of the liver, lung, intestine, bone or bone marrow. About 5,000 living donations occur every year.
Organs can be donated through deceased donor registration or living donation for kidney and other organ transplant patients. Transplantation from living donors or deceased donors provides improved health and quality of life to thousands of people each year.
Thanks to the generosity of donor families and living donors thousands of people have benefited from kidney transplants at NYP/Weill Cornell Transplant Program in collaboration with The Rogosin Institute.
Living-donor kidney transplants help reduce the time spent on the transplant waiting list and (may eliminate the need for dialysis altogether) allow you the possibility to get a transplant sooner.
For more information for you or your loved ones about living donation, click one of the links below:
If you or someone you know wants to donate a kidney, register for the Donate Life New York State Registry.
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95 percent of US adults support organ donation, but only 54 percent are actual registered donors. Register as an organ donor, and help improve these numbers while also lowering the number of people waiting for an organ.
As a registered organ donor, your donation has the potential to save or improve many lives. One donor can provide kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, intestinal organs and tissues including corneas, skin, veins, heart valves, tendons, ligaments and bones.
Registration is simple. You can either register when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or do so online at www.organdonor.gov
For more information about registering as an organ donor click the links below: