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Organ Donation and Transplant Statistics

How many people are waiting for organ transplants? Get the facts…plus the number of donors and organs transplanted in our area.

 

  • Organ Donors Save More Lives in 2016Organ donation advertising campaign

    Eighteen of the 50 individuals who gave the gift of life had documented their wish to be an organ donor, many of them having signed up through the New York State Donate Life Registry.


 

Thanks to the generosity of 50 donors from the area, as well as donors from outside our region, 237 men, women and children received life-saving organ transplants.
The selfless decisions of organ donors and their families means that hundreds of other families now have more time with a loved one who had
desperately been waiting for a transplant to save their life.

2016 ANNUAL UPDATE

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network

The difference between the number of organs transplanted and the number of patients receiving a transplant reflects that some patients received more than one organ.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Organ Donation & Transplantation Report                                                                              

ORGAN DONATION OUTCOMES 2014 2015 2016
Regional Organ Donors 40 50 50
Percent of organ donors who had documented their wish to donate 28% 29% 41%
Total Organ Transplants 165 210 270
Regional organs recovered for transplant 108 137 147
Out-of-region organs recovered for transplant at Strong Memorial or SUNY Upstate 57 73 123
Total Patients No Longer on a Waiting List Because They Received a Transplant 150 194 237
Regional patients 104 152 186
Out-of-region patients 46 42 51

 

Organ Donor Registry Report

Enrollments Soar in Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network Region

  • 62,851 people from our region joined the New York State Donate Life Registry in 2016
  • Over 22,000 more registrations were received in 2016 than in each of the previous two year 

 

Donor Registry Enrollment Rates 

As of January 1, 2017.  New York averages based on 2014 Census estimate of population age 18 or older

2014

2015

2016

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network

30.9%

32.8%

35.7%

New York State Average

23.4%

25.5%

28.3%

National Average

48%

52%

54%

About Finger Lakes Donor Recovery

 

  • Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network’s Service Area: New York State’s Finger Lakes, Central and North Country regions.
  • The total number of people waiting for a life-saving transplant and listed at a regional transplant center is 677 as of February 3, 2017. On a statistically consistent basis, the average number of people waiting for organ transplants in our service area is just over 600.

 

Statistics Snapshot (as of February 3, 2017)

  • Approximately 118,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the U.S.
  • The current shortage of donors means 22 people die each day in America waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
  • Another person is added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
  • In New York State, 9,916 people need organ transplants.
  • In the Finger Lakes region, 677 people await their life-saving gift of a transplant.
  • Within Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network’s service area, 35.7 % of residents are registered organ donors.
  • Statewide, 28.3 % of the population age 18 years or older in New York are registered organ donors.
  • Nationally, 54% are registered organ donors.
  • PASS LIFE ON! ONE organ donor can save up to EIGHT lives. Enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.

 LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 33,600 ORGAN TRANSPLANTS WERE COORDINATED IN THE U.S.

 

Read more about national organ donation and transplantation trends by visiting the UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) website


 

 
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