Opinion of organ donations in U.S. adults 1993-2012

This survey displays the percentage of U.S. adults that support organ donation for transplantation in 1993, 2005, and 2012. In 2005, 92.9 percent of adults strongly supported/supported organ donation. Organ donation can be given through both a deceased and living donor if blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of recovery to ensure viability. There are over 120,000 people in the country waiting for an organ transplant.

Support for organ donation among U.S. adults in 1993, 2005, and 2012

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Release date

September 2013


United States

Survey time period

1993, 2005, and 2012

Number of respondents

Around 3,200

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In general, do you strongly support, support, oppose, or strongly oppose the donation of organs for transplants?"

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