According the United Network for Organ
Sharing, a new name is added to the organ transplant waiting
list every 16 minutes. An organ transplant can mean
continued life for many patients. A transplant is often the
only "cure" for many diseases. Most people know someone who
has either had a transplant or is awaiting one. However,
there are more people who need an organ than there are
people donating organs.
In 1997, there were 20,045
lifesaving transplants. There were 56,716 people
on the organ waiting list. Of these people, 4,316
died while awaiting an organ donation.
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