Organ/Tissue Donation and Registry


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Registry Numbers

  • On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant
  • Missouri Registry Total: 3,579,708 (10.26.16)
  • National Waitlist Totals: 120,011 (9.5.16)
  • Kidney: 1,185 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Kidney/Pancreas: 14 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Pancreas: 5 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Liver: 191 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Heart: 58 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Lung: 20 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Heart/Lung: 2 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Intestine: 2 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Any Organ: 1,456 - MO Waitlist (8.31.16)
  • Total number of patients in all organ types is less than the sum of the organs
    due to patients listed for multiple organs. Source-Based on OPTN data as of July 8, 2016


Lee SummersOne Gift x Two

She gave this gift of self to her entire family when she became a living kidney donor to her father. Gary Summers lives in Springfield, Mo., and came to Kansas City for a transplant on December 1, 2009…

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