Did you know that more than over 270 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant because there are simply not enough organs available.
Currently, patients waiting for an organ donation are placed on a national waiting list through the government. A computer system matches patients to donor organs according to objective criteria such as blood and tissue type, immune status, medical urgency and time spent on the waiting list, the average time to receive a deceased organ is 7 to 12 years on this list. This ranking system determines which patients are offered available organs.
This process is extremely important in anyone’s organ search. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone in need of an organ transplant, visit MatchingDonors.com.