Number of U.S. candidates on organ waiting list by ethnicity 2019

This statistic displays the number of candidates on organ donation waiting list in the United States, as of September 25, 2019, by ethnicity. During this time, there were 23,055 Hispanic candidates on the organ waiting list in the country. Organ donation can be given through both a deceased and living donor if blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of recovery to ensure viability. There are over 120,000 people in the country waiting for an organ transplant.

Number of candidates on organ donation waiting list in the United States as of September 2019, by ethnicity*

Number of patients on organ waiting list
White46,045
Black32,299
Hispanic23,055
Asian9,256
American Indian/Alaska Native997
Pacific Islander618
Multiracial1,167
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of September 25, 2019

Supplementary notes

* A candidate is a patient who is waiting at more than one center, or for multiple organs, would be counted as only one candidate.

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