There are over 2,100 people in Louisiana awaiting life-saving organ transplant. Twenty-two people die each day in the United States waiting for a transplant. More than 118,000 people in the United States are awaiting organ donation. Organ and tissue donation does not prevent open casket funerals. No major religion opposes donation. There is no additional cost to the donor's family for organ or tissue donation. If you are interested in learning more about tissue and organ donation contact the Case Management Department.