In Nebraska in 2016, there were:
- 70 Organ Donors
- 203 Organ Transplants
- 159 Cornea Donors
- 194 Tissue Donors
In 2016, 35 Nebraskans died waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
Today, nearly 450 people in Nebraska are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
The Nebraska State Donor Registry is nearing registrants.
- On average, a single donor can save or heal the lives of over 100 people.
- 95% of Americans are in favor of being an organ donor but only 56% are registered.
- There are more than 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant nationwide with another person added every 10 minutes.
- 8,000 deaths occur every year in the U.S. because organs are not donated in time, an average of 22 people each day.
- Last year in the U.S., approximately 16,000 deceased donors made possible nearly 33,500 organ transplants. In addition, there were nearly 8,000 transplants from living donors.
- Each year, approximately 30,000 tissue donors result in nearly 1,000,000 tissue transplants in the U.S., saving and healing lives.
- More than 20,000 transplants occurred among recipients age 50 or older in 2016.
- 1 out of 3 deceased donors is over the age of 50.
- More than 135 million people, approximately 51 percent of the U.S. adult population, are registered as organ, eye and tissue donors.