Organ Donations

By: Carter Bredin

Organ Donations?

Organ Donations are giving away your organ for the great good of society to help other people that need them to survive

Who can be a organ donor and who gets it?

Everyone can be a organ donor that's in good healthy condition. It depends on what type it is how urgent it is and how long they have been on the waiting list.

Myths of organ donations

it does not disfigure the body and it does not affect your quality of health either

Facts

121,345 people are waiting for an organ

22 people die everyday waiting for an organ

1 organ can save up to 8 lives

More Facts

Everyone that received a organ in 2014 based on living to deceased donors.

  • < 1 Year Old: 280 (261 deceased, 19 living donors)
  • 1 - 5 Years: 503 (417 deceased, 86 living donors)
  • 6 - 10 Years: 284 (226 deceased, 58 living donors)
  • 11 - 17 Years: 728 (594 deceased, 134 living donors)
  • 18 - 34 Years: 3,148 (2,087 deceased, 1,061 living donors)
  • 35 - 49 Years: 6,407 (4,780 deceased, 1,627 living donors)
  • 50 - 64 Years: 12,791 (10,758 deceased, 2,033 living donors)
  • 65+ Years: 5,391 (4,592 deceased, 799 living donors)
  • As you can see they're more deceased donors than living even though there's more living people at any giving time on earth than dead
  • ratio born to death 19:8