The numbers below represent real people - family, friends and neighbors. It is the goal of the Department of the Secretary of State, along with its organ donation partners, to decrease the number of people waiting for a transplant.

You can help by adding your name to the Maine Organ Donor Registry.

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In the United States in 2019:

  • More than 113,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
  • On average, 22 people die each day waiting for a transplant.
  • Every 11 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list.

In New England, the current waitlist (which includes Mainers listed at out-of-state hospitals) has:

5,076 people awaiting a life saving organ;
4,475 people awaiting a kidney;
1,012 people awaiting a liver;
45 people awaiting a pancreas;
58 people awaiting a kidney/pancreas;
236 people awaiting a heart;
51 people awaiting a lung;
2 people awaiting a heart/lung;
3 people awaiting an intestine.

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Organ and Tissue Donation, Saves Lives please become a donor today!