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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:

Kidney 2,553
Liver 327
Lung 96
Heart 78
Kidney/Pancreas 44
Pancreas 13
Kidney/Liver 12
  Intestine 5
TOTAL 3,135

In Michigan:

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

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