Organ Transplants & Health Care

How many people are waiting for organs?

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  • The waiting list for organs was 98,000, as of April 2008. More than half of the people on the transplant list in 2006 had to wait longer than a year for an organ.

    Each organ has an individual waiting list - but they all share a common characteristic. There are fewer transplants available than organs needed.

    On average, the organ waiting list grows by about 106 people each day, and 18 die each day while waiting.

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