Orga­ni­za­tions like IDN work dai­ly to iden­ti­fy eli­gi­ble donors and make organs and tis­sue avail­able to peo­ple wait­ing for life­sav­ing and life-enhanc­ing trans­plants. View the infor­ma­tion and link on this page to see how we’re address­ing this chal­lenge to give hope and life to peo­ple in need.

Stats and Facts

  • Every 10 min­utes a new per­son is added to the nation­al organ trans­plant wait­ing list.
  • An aver­age of 17 peo­ple die each day while wait­ing for an organ transplant.
  • On aver­age, 115 trans­plants take place every­day in the U.S.
  • In 2022, the lives of more than 42,000 Amer­i­cans were saved through organ transplants.
  • One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ dona­tion and enhance between 50 – 300 lives through tis­sue donation.
  • Every driver’s edu­ca­tion class in Iowa must have one edu­ca­tion­al ses­sion on organ, tis­sue, and eye dona­tion for their students.
  • The U.S. achieved its 1 mil­lionth organ trans­plant, more than any oth­er coun­try in the world and a his­tor­i­cal mile­stone in the world of transplant. 

2023 Impact

View the Lat­est Dona­tion Statistics

Iowa Donor Network’s Dona­tion Activ­i­ty for 2022

Organs Trans­plant­ed – 347
Organ Donor – 115
Tis­sue Donors – 979

Local and Nation­al Wait­ing List as of 10/2/23

Nation­al Organ Wait­ing List: 103,388
Iowa Organ Wait­ing List: 637

Iowa Organ Wait­ing List by Organ as of 10/2/23

Heart – 16
Lungs – 10
Liv­er – 20
Kid­ney – 559
Kidney/​Pancreas – 26
Pan­creas – 6

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.