Donation by the Numbers

The Transplant Waiting List*

ORGAN NEEDED PATIENTS IN US PATIENTS IN NC
Kidney 96,681 2,495
Liver 14,140 215
Pancreas 903 21
Kidney-Pancreas 1,679 42
Heart 3,952 122
Lung 1,367 13
Heart-Lung 40 1
Intestine 264 4
TOTAL 116,448 2,858

*As of September 4, 2017. For updated information, go to www.optn.org. Some patients are waiting for more than one organ; therefore the total number of patients is less than the sum of the patients waiting for each organ.

2016 Highlights

  • 4,891,695: Total number of registered donors in North Carolina
  • 1,137,997: Number of individuals who chose to register as a donor by adding or renewing a heart at the DMV in North Carolina
  • 782: Number of tissue donors in the CDS service area
  • 194: Number of organ donors in the CDS service area

Top DMV Offices for 2016*

  • Morehead City
  • Boone
  • Brevard
  • Fuquay-Varina  
  • Wilmington-North

*Based on the rate at which license and ID card applicants chose to renew or add a heart to their license or ID within a given period of time
 

Top Donor Hospitals for 2016

Top Organ Donor Hospitals*

  • Vidant Medical Center
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • UNC Hospitals
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • WakeMed

*Based on the number of organ donors

Top Tissue Donor Hospitals**

  • FirstHealth (Montgomery Memorial Hospital, Moore Regional-Hoke Campus & Richmond Memorial Hospital)
  • Alleghany Memorial Hospital
  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
  • Ashe Memorial Hospital, Inc.
  • Lexington Medical Center-WFBH

**Based on the number of tissue donors divided by the number of referrals

2016 Organ Donor Hospitals

     
Caldwell Memorial Hospital High Point Regional: UNC Health Vidant Medical Cneter
Cape Fear Valley Health System Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Carolina East Medical Center New Hanover Regional Medical Center WakeMed
Duke Regional Hospital Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Wayne Memorial Hospital
Duke University Medical Center Rex Healthcare  
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Southeastern Regional Medical Center  
Frye Regional Medical Center UNC Hospitals  

2016 Tissue Donor Hospitals

       
Alamance Regional Medical Center FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital Naval Hospital - Camp Lejeune UNC Hospitals
Alleghany Memorial Hospital FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital New Hanover Regional Medical Center UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus
Annie Penn Hospital FirsHealth Moore Regional - Hoke Campus Northern Hospital of Surry County Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Ashe Memorial Hospital, Inc. FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Vidant Bertie Hospital
Bladen County Hospital Frye Regional Medical Center Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Vidant Chowan Hospital
Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Inc. Granville Medical Center Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center Vidant Duplin Hospital
Cape Fear Valley Health System Halifax Regional Medical Center Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
Carolina East Medical Center Harnett Health - Betsy Johnson Hospital Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Vidant Medical Center
Carteret Health Care Harnett Health - Central Harnett Hospital Onslow Memorial Hospital Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
Catawba Valley Medical Center High Point Regional: UNC Health Outer Banks Hospital, The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Central Carolina Hospital Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Pender Memorial Hospital WakeMed
Chatham Hospital Iredell Memorial Hospital, Inc. Person Memorial Hospital WakeMed Cary Hospital
Columbus Regional Healthcare System J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes Watauga Medical Center
Danville Regional Medical Center Johnston Medical Center-Clayton Randolph Hospital Wayne Memorial Hospital
Davis Regional Medical Center Lenoir Memorial Hospital Rex Healthcare Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Durham Lexington Medical Center - WFBH Sampson Regional Medical Center Wilson Medical Center
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Fayetteville Maria Parham Hospital Sandhills Regional Medical Center  
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Salisbury Martin General Hospital Scotland Memorial Hospital  
Duke Raleigh Hospital Morehead Memorial Hospital Select Speciality Hospital - Durham  
Duke Regional Hospital Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Sentara Albemarle Medical Center  
Duke University Medical Center Nash Health Care Systems Southeastern Regional Medical Center  

Fast Facts

  • An average of 92 transplants take place every day in the United States.
  • In 2016, the lives of 33,610 Americans were saved by organ donation. It was the first time more than 31,000 transplants were performed in a single year.
  • Another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes.
  • About 58% of patients awaiting lifesaving transplants are minorities.
  • More than 80% of those waiting are in need of a kidney transplant.
  • On average, 20 people die every day while waiting for a transplant.
  • More than 118,000* people are waiting for an organ transplant.
  • 95% of Americans support organ donation, but only about 54% are registered donors. Help close the gap by registering today!

Data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) as of May 30, 2017.

*The number of people waiting has decreased over the last few years, in part due to the increase in the number of transplants performed and changes to listing practices since kidney allocation policy changed in 2014. For the current waiting list (real time), go to https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/.