Organ Donors in the U.S.

October 29, 2008

In 2007, the number of organ donors across the country was double the amount in 1988. The increase in organ donors is great news, but there's still work to be done! Certain regions in the country have far fewer donors than others.

For example, the New England region had 257 donors last year, while the Southern region had more than 1,000 donors.

With more than 100,000 people currently awaiting transplants in the U.S., we desperately need to remind people in our communities of the urgent need for organ donors.

Below is a list of the number of organ donors in specific regions of the United States last year.

  • Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI): 257
  • Region 2 (D.C.,DE, MD, NJ, PA, WV): 975
  • Region 3 (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, Puerto Rico): 1,377
  • Region 4 (OK, TX): 779
  • Region 5 (AZ, CA, NV, NM, UT): 1,138
  • Region 6 (AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA): 256
  • Region 7 (IL, MN, ND, SD, WI): 637
  • Region 8 (CO, IA, KS, MO, NE, WY): 543
  • Region 9 (NY, VT): 468
  • Region 10 (IN, MI, OH): 745
  • Region 11 (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA): 914

Contact your local organ donation registry, or visit Donate Life America to become an organ donor in your state.