Current Statistics

Organizations like IDN work daily to identify eligible donors and make organs and tissue available to people waiting for lifesaving and life-enhancing transplants. View the information and link on this page to see how we’re addressing this challenge to give hope and life to people in need.

Stats and Facts

  • Every 10 minutes a new person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
  • An average of 20 people die each day while waiting.
  • On average, 92 transplants take place everyday in the U.S.
  • In 2019, the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans were saved by organ donation.
  • In 2019, nearly 7,400 living donors gave the gift of life. 
  • One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and save and heal more than 200 lives through tissue donation.
  • Every driver’s education class in Iowa must have one educational session on organ, tissue and eye donation for their students.

View the Latest Donation Statistics

Iowa Donor Network’s Donation Activity 1/1/20-7/30/20

Organ Donors: 47
Organs Recovered for Transplant: 136
Tissue Donors: 480

Local and National Waiting List as of 08/01/20

National Organ Waiting List: 109,508
Iowa Organ Waiting List: 595

Iowa Organ Waiting List by Organ as of 08/01/20

Heart – 28
Lungs – 15
Liver – 38
Kidney – 507
Kidney/Pancreas – 6
Pancreas – 1

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.