A goal set by Donate Life America and the donation and transplant community in 2006 was achieved this month. One hundred million people in the United States are now reported as registered organ, eye and tissue donors through state donor registries.
As we celebrate this achievement, the need for transplants continues to rise. More than 112,000 men, women and children nationwide, 756 in Kentucky, await lifesaving organ transplants today. Thousands more await needed tissue transplants to resume their normal lives.