Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
As of June 2011, there were over 111,000 individuals on the national waiting list for an organ transplant.
In 2010, 6,500 people on the national waiting list died waiting for an organ.
Chart from Organdonor.gov site. Data from optn.transplant.hrsa.gov and OPTN/SRTR Annual Report. ** Data include deceased and living donors.