BE SOMEONES HERO
The mission of Save a Life, Inc. is to educate the public regarding the need for living kidney donors and to assist in the journey from screening to recovery in order to increase the number of living donors.
Is to decrease the wait time on the kidney waiting list.
There are currently 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 100,791 await kidney transplants. (as of 1/11/16) 1
The median wait time for an individual’s first kidney transplant is 3.6 years and can vary depending on health, compatibility and availability of organs.1
In 2014, 17,107 kidney transplants took place in the US. Of these, 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5,537 came from living donors.1
Over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month.1
13 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.1
Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list. 1
In 2014, 4,761 patients died while waiting for a kidney transplant. Another, 3,668 people became too sick to receive a kidney transplant.1