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:
2009 Number of Organ Transplants: 864
2010 Number of Organ Transplants: 786
2011 Number of Organ Transplants: 792
Source: Gift of Life Michigan, March 1, 2013
In the United States . . .
- More than 110,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
- On average, 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant.
- Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list.
Source: Donate Life America, April 2012