The Need

Today there are more than 116,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant.  Every 10 minutes, a new person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list, and everyday an average of 20 people die waiting for a transplant that never comes.

In Mississippi, there are more than 1,300 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Many of these Mississippians may get a second chance at life due to the generosity of those who designate themselves as an organ, eye and tissue donor.


  • 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 48% are actually signed up as donors
  • Anyone can be a registered donor regardless of age, race or medical history
  • All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation as a person’s final act of love and generosity
  • A commitment to donation never interferes with medical care