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Why should you sign up for organ donation?
92% of people from 18-45 are eligible to donate their organs to people in need. 18 people will die each year, waiting for an organ. If all eligible people donated, that number would decrease greatly. 1 donor can save up to 8 lives.
What can I donate?
Almost anything in your body can be donated.
Kidney: 69.3% Heart: 74.9% Liver: 73.8% Lung: 54.4% These are the percentages of people who lived more than 5 years after their donations.
The video should show how easy it can be to donate your organs, just sign up. You can save a persons life just by signing up and offering your organs that you dont need, to people who need it more than anything.
Statistics about Organ Donation.
- In 2012, 62% of living donors were women and 38% were men. The statistic is nearly reversed for deceased donation: 40% were women and 60% were men.
- As of May 2013, the national waiting list was made up of 44% Caucasian, 30% African American, 18% Hispanic/Latino, and 7% Asian
- In 2010, there were almost 2.5 million deaths in the U.S. If half of them had donated, up to 8 million lives could have been saved in the US alone.
- Currently, more than 100 million people in the U.S. are signed up to be a donor—sign up and join them.