More than 900,000 deaths every year in the US could be prevented by transplantation, if organ supply constraints were removed.  This staggering number of preventable deaths is even larger if you look at the population of the globe. 

Not only could these 900,000 lives be saved, but the 26,000 people who undergo transplants in the US would benefit with the time for: better matching, potential organ rehabilitation and augmentation, and potential new treatments like immune tolerance induction to reduce rejection.