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Family discussion of organ donations in U.S. adults 1993-2012

This survey displays the percentage of U.S. adults that have discussed their wishes for organ donation for transplantation with their family in 1993, 2005, and 2012. In 2005, 70.1 percent of adults have discussed their wish to donate with their family. 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 discussing organ donation with family 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 questions:
"Have you discussed your wish to be an organ donor with a member of your family?"
"How willing are you to discuss your wishes about organ donation with your family?"

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