For Black History Month, we are recognizing the more than 19,000 black living donors who gave the gift of life. Each year, less than a third of the patients on the national waiting list receive a transplant, and on average, 22 people die each day while waiting. Our limited supply of deceased donor organs cannot meet growing demand. Living donation is one way we can give more Americans access to the life-saving transplant they need.
Do you know…
42% of black living donors are male
58% of black living donors are female
97% of black living donors are donating a kidney