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Get The Facts

All of the facts you need to know about the great need for organ donor awareness.


Shaheed, liver transplant recipient

Organ & Tissue Donation Fast Facts
  • 20 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
  • There are more than 5,000 men, women and children in our region awaiting a life-saving organ transplant.
  • Nationally, there are approximately 114,000 people waiting for an organ transplant.
  • Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can benefit as many as 75 others.
  • Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list.
  • 83% of patients waiting for a life-saving transplant are waiting for a kidney.
  • About Gift of Life Donor Program: Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 47,000 organ transplants and approximately 1 million life-enhancing tissue transplants.
    • Gift of Life’s region is the eastern half of PA, southern NJ and DE.
    • Gift of Life’s service area includes 11.2 million people.
    • Gift of Life’s annual donation rate equates to 55 organ donors per-million-population – ranking it among the highest in the world.  GLDP serves the most giving region in the nation!