Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda, DIDN’T

Image courtesy of LifeBanc.

I’m excited to present these newly released statistics because they finally reflects my September 1, 2010 transplant!

Courtesy of LifeBanc, through September 2010, 

In Ohio, there have been:
2010 Organ Donors = 93
2010 Tissue Donors = 351
2010 Organs Transplanted  313
2010 Tissues Recovered = 3,677

Coversion rate = 78.15%
National Conversion Rate Goal = 75.00%

Organs per Donor: 3.37
LifeBanc’s Organ per Donor Goal: 3.10

NE Ohioans registered as organ, eye, tissue donors: 53.1%
New registrants from Ohio during September: 8,073

Ohians who are registered = 55.1%

Then, through July, 2010 (before my transplant),
Nationally, there were 109,297 waiting list candidates for any transplant, while there were only 8,477 donors.  Because of these donors, 16,778 transplants were able to take place! 

I might not be here today if it weren’t for my teenage donor who decided to give life at the end of a beautiful summer… right before he suddenly passed away.  

Please contact me by my information on the sidebar, through any of my social media sites, or you can also contact LifeBanc if you’d like more information about organ donation and how it’s one simple gift that can save 8 lives and change up to 50.

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