Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: April is Donate Life Month

April 07, 2017

The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) reported 1,184 kidney transplants and 162 heart transplants performed over the past three years in Wisconsin hospitals. The map provides the rate of visits per 1,000 population of the counties within this timeframe for transplants performed.

National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. It features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, as of April 5, 2017, there were 118,098 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 97,828 await kidney transplants and 3,968 await heart transplants.

Think about registering to be an organ donor. One donor could save up to eight lives.

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC ( is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.

This story originally appeared in the April 07, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter