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Statistics

  • 90% of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to be a donor.

  • More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising.

  • An average of 22 people die each day because an organ was not made available for transplant.

  • Since 1961, more than 1,500,000 men, women, and children ranging in age from nine days to 100+ years, have had their sight restored by cornea transplantation. 

  • There were 47,530 corneal transplants performed in the U.S. in 2014. 

  • 29,532 transplants were performed in 2014. It was the first time more than 29,000 transplants were performed in a single year.

Maryland Donor Registry By County

County
Number of Registrants
Donor Designation Share
Allegany County
34,548
46%
Anne Arundel County
305,713
62%
Baltimore City
236,595
38%
Baltimore County
378,491
50%
Calvert County
50,063
67%
Caroline County
16,221
54%
Carroll County
96,942
64%
Cecil County
58,839
68%
Charles County
71,393
59%
Dorchester County
15,207
50%
Frederick County
144,721
74%
Garrett County
14,445
48%
Harford County
139,938
64%
Howard County
167,049
67%
Kent County
10,787
56%
Montgomery County
535,129
61%
Prince Georges County
320,090
40%
Queen Annes County
28,411
70%
Saint Marys County
55,049
64%
Somerset County
9,402
38%
Talbot County
22,062
65%
Washington County
77,922
59%
Wicomico County
49,708
59%
Worcester County
31,733
68%

 
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