Granted permission for organ donations in U.S. adults 2005-2012

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that have granted permission for organ donation for transplantation in 2005 and 2012. In 2005, 51.3 percent of adults have granted permission for organ donation on their driver's license. 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.

Percentage of U.S. adults granting permission for organ donation in 2005 and 2012

20052012
Driver's license51.3%60.1%
Donor card30.3%32.1%
Registry17.2%29.7%
Granted permission (any of the above)53.1%62.3%
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Source

Release date

September 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 and 2012

Number of respondents

Around 3,200

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original questions:
2005: "Have you granted permission for organ and tissue donation (On your driver's license/on a signed donor card/by joining your state donor registry)?"
2012: "Have you granted permission for organ donation (On your driver's license/on a signed donor card/by joining your state donor registry)?"

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