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Seventy percent of Oregonians 18 years old or older are registered organ donors. Nonetheless, in the Pacific Northwest, 3,300 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 117,707 people are waiting for an organ donation, and each day 18 people will die waiting. Amazingly, one donor can save up to eight lives and help up to 50 more through tissue and eye donation.

A person of any age can be an organ and tissue donor. Donate Life Northwest's goal is to motivate people to sign up on the donor registry, noting that while 90 percent of Americans support donation, only 40 percent know how to sign up on their state's registry.

By the numbers

Here are some statistics about organ donations in the United States:

  • As of March 2013, 65,991 people awaiting donations are multicultural patients.
  • 1,760 children were awaiting organs (as of December 2012).
  • There were 28,052 organ transplants performed in 2011.
  • In 2012, 14,013 people donated their organs.
  • More than 46,000 corneas were transplanted in 2012.
  • More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year; surgical need for tissue continues to rise.

What can be donated?

The following organs can be donated:

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