Register to be an Organ Donor

Fast Facts About Organ Donation


  • Today, more than 120,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. Over 22,000 are California residents.
  • UCLA has performed 215 deceased donor kidney transplants.
  • 95% of U.S. Adults support organ donation, but only 54% are actually signed up as donors.
  • Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list.
  • 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant

A lot of people think they can't donate because they are already diagnosed with a disease- this is not true! Anybody can donate.

Read about Organ and Tissue Donation Myths

Please consider signing up for the donor registry if you haven't already.

1 person can:

  • Restore health and heal the lives of up to 75 people
  • Save up to 8 lives with organ donation
  • Restore the sight of up to 2 people

UCLA Core Kidney Program

If you have a non California license, you can register for a California ID and be able to sign up for the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.