Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

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What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

Another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

An organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 100 lives. Register to be​ a Donor.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services administers the Nebraska Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness and Education Fund to promote organ and tissue donation in the state. The Fund is supported by Nebraskans who can voluntarily donate $1.00 at the time they get or renew their driver's license or state ID card

In Nebraska

  • There are over 400 people waiting for an organ transplant.
  • In 2018, 300 organ transplants were performed from 68 donors.

In the United States

  • There are nearly 113,000 people on the waiting list for an organ transplant.
    • 83% are in need of a kidney.
  • 20 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant.

In 2018, over 36,500 transplants were performed.