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 9 min­utes a new per­son is added to the nation­al organ trans­plant wait­ing list.
  • An aver­age of 17 peo­ple die each day while waiting.
  • On aver­age, 112 trans­plants take place every­day in the U.S.
  • In 2021, the lives of near­ly 41,000 Amer­i­cans were saved by organ donation.
  • One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ dona­tion and save and heal 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.

View the Lat­est Dona­tion Statistics

Iowa Donor Network’s Dona­tion Activ­i­ty for 2021

2021 Record Year

Local and Nation­al Wait­ing List as of 2/1/22

Nation­al Organ Wait­ing List: 106,591
Iowa Organ Wait­ing List: 611

Iowa Organ Wait­ing List by Organ as of 2/1/22

Heart – 23
Lungs – 12
Liv­er – 36
Kid­ney – 518
Kidney/​Pancreas – 20
Pan­creas – 2

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.