The U.S. Has Reached 1 Million Organ Transplants!September 9, 2022
1 million second chances.
1 million new beginnings.
1 million reasons to be grateful.
Registered donors and the entire organ donation and transplant community have made life-saving history, together!
Thanks to your compassionate support, we continue a record-setting trend of increases each year in transplantation:
- In 2021, for the first time, more than 40,000 transplants took place, a total likely to be equaled if not exceeded in 2022.
- In each of the past 11 years, new annual records have been set in the number of deceased donors nationwide.
- Half of all the transplants ever performed in the U.S. have occurred in just the past 15 years.
- More than 400,000 adults and children are alive today with a functioning transplant.
Your generosity improves and strengthens the system, ensuring that even more lives will be saved through transplant. To continue this growth and accelerate our path to the next million transplants, we must continue to work together.
We invite you to join us in commemorating this moment through Living It Forward, a national initiative to encourage donor families, organ recipients, donation and transplant professionals, and others touched by transplant to share their stories, honor donors and promote organ donation.
Visit Living It Forward to read and share stories about some of the people whose lives have been forever impacted by your support. There, you will also find resources that anyone can use to spread the good news and get involved in helping our community reach the next million transplants.