The State of Organ Donation in the US

Organ Donation infographic The Impatient List by Good and Column Five
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Organ Donation infographic The Impatient List by Good and Column Five

Organ Donation infographic The Impatient List by Good and Column Five

GOOD collabed with awesome infographic’s studio Column Five to create this visual breakdown on the state of organ donation today.

All-in-all the state of organ donation in the US is getting slightly better, but there are still too many people waiting for organs, some of which pass away before getting any chance.  Kidney’s are the highest in demand right now and people aged 50–64 make up the highest percentage of candidates who are waiting.  What’s really interesting is that countries, such as Spain that employ an opt-out system, have some of the highest organ donation rates.  Hmm, maybe they’re onto something there…

 

[via GOOD Magazine]