Organ transplants in the United States reach a record high
Organ transplants in the United States reached a record high.
In the past five years alone, transplants have increased nearly 20%.
Last year, there were more than 33 thousand transplants in the U.S.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common organ transplants in the U.S. are the kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas and intestines.
Living donors provide on average around six thousand organs per year, while deceased donors provide roughly eight thousand.
If you are considering becoming a donor, you can register with Illinois's Organ Donor Registry.