April is organ donation month!

Right now, there are 116,000 men, women, and children waiting on the national transplant list.

There are over 33,000 organ transplants performed a year.

Every day 20 people die waiting for organ transplants.

In the United States, 95% of adults support organ donation, but only 54% sign up to be donors.

The organs most people are waiting for include kidney (82%), liver (12%), heart (3%), and lung (1.2%).   Other types of organ donations include pancreas, intestines, and combination transplants.

You can sign up to be an organ donor at the DMV.  It is also helpful to be sure your family knows that you would want your organs donated.

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