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Share of adult U.S. population who were designated organ donors 2017, by state

Percentage of adult population in the U.S. who were designated organ donors as of 2017, by state

by John Elflein, last edited Jun 7, 2019
Share of adult U.S. population who were designated organ donors 2017, by state The states with the highest percentage of the adult population who are designated organ donors include Montana, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The share of the population who are designated organ donors varies greatly from state to state. For example, 93 percent of the adult population in Montana are designated organ donors compared to just 32 percent of adults in New York.
Organ donors in the U.S.

In total, in 2017, there were around 16,473 organ donors in the U.S. Organs can be donated from living and deceased donors depending on the organ. Commonly transplanted organs include the liver, kidney, heart, and lungs. In recent years, there have been more organ donations from men than women, but donations from both sexes have increased over the past few decades.

The waiting list

Although the number of organ donations has increased there are still over 125,000 candidates waiting for organ transplants in the U.S. Over 100,000 of these candidates are waiting for a kidney transplant, making it by far the most needed organ. The age group with the largest number of individuals on the waiting list for a transplant is those aged 50 to 64 years, with younger people in much less need for transplants.
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Percentage of adult population in the U.S. who were designated organ donors as of 2017, by state

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by John Elflein, last edited Jun 7, 2019
The states with the highest percentage of the adult population who are designated organ donors include Montana, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The share of the population who are designated organ donors varies greatly from state to state. For example, 93 percent of the adult population in Montana are designated organ donors compared to just 32 percent of adults in New York.
Organ donors in the U.S.

In total, in 2017, there were around 16,473 organ donors in the U.S. Organs can be donated from living and deceased donors depending on the organ. Commonly transplanted organs include the liver, kidney, heart, and lungs. In recent years, there have been more organ donations from men than women, but donations from both sexes have increased over the past few decades.

The waiting list

Although the number of organ donations has increased there are still over 125,000 candidates waiting for organ transplants in the U.S. Over 100,000 of these candidates are waiting for a kidney transplant, making it by far the most needed organ. The age group with the largest number of individuals on the waiting list for a transplant is those aged 50 to 64 years, with younger people in much less need for transplants.
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