Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

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An organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of 60 more. Register to be a Donor.

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

In Nebraska

  • There are nearly 450 people waiting for an organ transplant.
  • In 2016, 203 organ transplants were performed from 70 donors.
  • About 54% of eligible Nebraskans are registered as donors on the State Donor Registry.

In the United States

  • There are 118,000 people on the waiting list for an organ transplant.
    • 82% are in need of a kidney.
  • 22 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
  • In 2016, 33,600 transplants were performed.
Another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.