30. How many people get organ transplants every year?

Over 28,000 people get transplants in the U.S. every year. They are a standard, successful treatment for many diseases and conditions. Over half of all organ transplants done in the U.S. are kidney transplants, about a quarter are liver transplants, with the other organs making up the remaining numbers.

The number of transplants is severely limited, however, by the number of donations that occur — and another person is added to the waiting list every 11 minutes.

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