States with the longest wait times for organ transplants

Over 5,800 Americans died waiting for an organ transplant in 2018.

Statistics like this were among the findings of a recent analysis from Health Testing Centers, which examined thousands of data points from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to better understand organ donations. The 5,800 Americans who died waiting for a transplant represent just some of the 113,000 candidates who were on the waitlist last year.

Health Testing Centers released its findings in a series of graphs and lists, including a ranking that outlines the percentage of organ transplant candidates in each state who have waited over five years for an organ.

States with the longest wait times:

1. Alabama — 30.6 percent of candidates seeking organ transplants waited over five years for a transplant.

2. Hawaii — 22.5 percent

3. California — 21.8 percent

4. New York — 17.6 percent

5. Minnesota — 17.6 percent

6. Connecticut — 17.3 percent

7. Mississippi — 16.4 percent

8. Delaware — 15.5 percent

9. Arizona — 15.3 percent

10. Illinois — 14.7 percent

11. New Mexico — 14.6 percent

12. Maryland — 14.5 percent

13. Colorado — 14.4 percent

14. Georgia — 14.0 percent

15. Wisconsin — 13.9 percent

16. Virginia — 12.6 percent

17. Louisiana — 12.6 percent

18. New Jersey — 12 percent

19. Texas — 12 percent

20. Pennsylvania — 11.7 percent

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