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Trucks of Guts

TRUCKS OF GUTS: the Fascinating World of Organ Donation Healthline Connect to Better Health FROM 1988 TO JUNE 2011 254,891 people donated organs Fort Wayne Indiana That's more people than the population of Fort Wayne, Ind. -the 74th largest city in America. Combined, the donations make up 277 Tons (555,217 pounds) of vital organs. That's the same weight of 525-passenger Airbus. 138 Airbuses are needed to seat the number of people are currently awaiting organ transplantation. The organs donated include: Kidneys Livers Hearts Pancreas Lungs 237,961 (59,490 pounds) 30-ton rail car 119,860 (407.524 pounds) 203-ton Liebherr T 282B haul truck 52,990 (29,145 pounds) 14.5-ton school bus 35,114 (7,022 pounds) 3.5-ton flatbed truck 21,682 (52,036 pounds) 26-ton WWII t18 Boarhound Tank 61% 58% Gender War Pumping Hard Men receive 61 percent of all transplants, while women are responsible for 58 percent of all living organ donations. However, men account for about 60 percent of all donations after death. The number of hearts needed for transplant (3,166) would pump enough blood to fill up the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium-in one day! Donations by love The Smallest Givers: 10 children under the Love you, Mom!: 6,692 parents have donated organs to their children, while 18,471 children have donated an organ to their parents. age of 10 have donated organs while alive. 1,274 people over the age of 65 have also donated organs. No sibling rivalry: There have been 36,393 donations among siblings, with 195 of those between identical twins. The Biggest Sacrifice: Since 1988, 40 living Americans have donated their hearts. Two of them were under the age of 5. •'Til Death Do Us Part: 11,734 people have donated an organ to his or her spouse, 309 of which were listed as "life partner." Kidneys comprises 95 percent of all living donations. All information gathered from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

Trucks of Guts

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Organ donation can save lives. Giving the gift of an organ is one of the best ways to tell someone you love them, or a way a person can continue to give after they have passed on.


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