The Waiting List
More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving transplant and over 4,000 live right here in New Jersey. Nationwide, 22 people die each day waiting on this list.
Tens of thousands around the country are in need of tissue transplants such as corneas to restore sight, bone and other tissue to repair injured or diseased bones and joints, skin to heal burns and to be used in post-mastectomy surgery, and heart valves to replace diseased valves.
Did You Know?
- Over 1,000 New Jersey residents were added to the waiting list in 2016
- Every day, 3 NJ residents are added to that list
- Every 3 days, a NJ resident will die waiting for a transplant
- Only 1/3 of NJ residents are registered organ and tissue donors
The need for life-saving transplants continues to grow. For the latest statistics, visit the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
For more information on New Jersey Transplant Centers.
Are you or is someone you know waiting for a life-saving transplant?
You can help. Take action and help spread awareness in your community.