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PATIENTS & FAMILIES

34,768

total organ transplants that were performed in the United States in 2017, which marks the fifth consecutive record-setting year.

6,181

organ transplants were made possible by living organ donors in 2017.

NEARLY 99%

of people who receive a kidney transplant from a living donor are alive one year post-transplant. At five years, the survival rate is 92%.

WHILE 95%

of Americans support organ donation, only about half are registered to donate.

MARCIA GOLDSTICK

Everyday is a new beginning for Marcia Goldstick. Since becoming sick in the summer of 2009 she has come a long way.

ANDY TROSPER

For 18 years Andy fought liver disease, but eventually it was determined that he would need a liver transplant.

FIND A BUDDY

Connecting with someone who has been through the organ transplant process is an incredibly helpful way to get support that other people simply won’t be able to offer. If you’re a patient, family member, or caretaker, sign up for our Find a Buddy program to meet someone who understands what you’re going through.

RESOURCES

Visit our resources page to learn about organizations and programs that could be helpful to you throughout each stage of your transplant journey.