Organ Donation Statistics
These numbers represent people - family, friends and neighbors. It is the goal of the Department of State along with its organ donation partners to decrease the number of people waiting for a transplant. You can help by adding your name to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Number of Michigan residents waiting for:
Source: Gift of Life Michigan, Dec., 2015
- 2014 Number of Organ Transplants: 797
- Nearly 2 million names added to registry since 2011.
- 54% of Michigan adults are on the registry up from 27% in 2010.
- 85% of donor registration in 2014 came through SOS branch offices and 15% came via web and other sources.
- 4.1 million names currently on the donor registry.
- More than 3,500 people are waiting for a transplant.
Source: Gift of Life Michigan and Michigan Department of State, Dec., 2015
In the United States . . .
- During your visit to michigan.gov/sos someone may have been added to the waiting list. It happens every 10 minutes.
- Each day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants
- However, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.
- Currently, more than 120 million people in the U.S. are signed up to be a donor—sign up and join them.
Source: organdonor.gov, March 2015