The Indiana Donor Network says it transplanted more organs and tissue in 2021 than during any other time in its 34-year history. The Indianapolis-based organization says it transplanted a record 949 organs and saved the lives of more than 800 recipients.
Indiana Donor Network says it has increased the number of organ transplants by 43% since 2019.
“When I started with the organization 22 years ago, I could have never imagined the massive growth and incredible achievements we have experienced,” said Indiana Donor Network President and Chief Executive Officer Kellie Tremain. “Our organization remains dedicated every day to growing, improving and challenging each other to think big, serve well and be remarkable.”
The organization says is also added more than 120,000 new Hoosiers to the national donor registry. Despite the big gains in Indiana, the organization says there more than 107,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list.