GOOD NEWS: 2017 Was A Record Year For Organ Donations

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 2017 was the first year more than 10,000 people have donated organs after they died. There were close to 35,000 organ transplants performed last year, 3.4% more than in 2016.

"We are grateful that more lives are being saved, year after year, thanks to the boundless generosity of organ donors," says Dr. Yolanda Becker,president of the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/UNOS Board of Directors.

Source: NBC News