The average organ donation lasts just 24 hours
In the US alone there are 26,000 people who undergo transplants. Every one of those operations has to be scheduled and completed in under 24 hours.
Our work creates opportunities for better organ matching, potential organ rehabilitation and augmentation, and potential new treatments like immune tolerance induction to reduce rejection.
More than 900,000 deaths every year in the US could be prevented by transplantation
But only if organ supply constraints are removed. This staggering number of preventable deaths is even larger if you look at the population of the globe.
What needs to be done?
With your help, the Organ Preservation Alliance helps develop new ways to preserve organs and save lives.