•  One name is added to the U.S. Transplant Waiting List every 10 minutes.  (Organ Procurement Transplantation Network data)
  • There are currently more than 430 people in Hawaii waiting for life-saving organ transplants.  (Organ Procurement Transplantation Network data)

  • There are currently over 118,000 people in the United States waiting for life-saving organ transplants. (Organ Procurement Transplantation Network data)

  • On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant. Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.  (Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network data)

  • About as many Americans die while waiting for an organ transplant as die from thyroid cancer, cervical cancer, and all childhood cancers combined.  (Organ Procurement Transplantation Network and National Cancer Institute data)

  • One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can help 75 people heal.

  • Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and African Americans are especially at risk for end-stage organ failure.  These racial groups comprise 60 percent of Hawaii’s population.  (Organ Procurement Transplantation Network  and U.S. Census Bureau data)

  • Asians are more than twice as likely as Caucasians to reach end stage organ failure.  (Organ Procurement Transplantation Network and U.S. Census Bureau data)

  • End stage renal (kidney) disease is the primary cause of over 93 percent of patients on Hawaii’s transplant list -- which costs Hawaii’s overburdened health care system approximately $10 million annually -- almost $22 billion nationally.  (The Queen’s Transplant Center and Organ Procurement Transplant Network data)

  • The annual cost of medical care for kidney transplant recipients is 10 percent of the cost of medical care for kidney waiting list patients.  (U.S. Renal Data Systems data)
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