Transplant.

What is organ transplantation?

Organ transplantation has become an accepted medical treatment for end-stage organ failure. Each day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. However, an average of 22 people dies each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs.

The organs that can be transplanted are:

 

  • Kidney

  • Liver

  • Pancreas

  • Kidney/Pancreas (can be transplanted at the same time)

  • Heart

  • Lung

  • Heart/Lung (can be transplanted at the same time)

  • Intestine


People of every age give and receive organ donations. In 2015, 30,970 people received organ transplants. Currently, there are more than 120 million people in the U.S. that are signed up to be a donor.

References:


U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation: www.organdonor.gov
UNOS: www.transplantliving.org