Increase In Organ Donors In MN 25 Oct 13

State officials say more and more Minnesotans are signing up as organ donors. The state Department of Public Safety says the number of registered donors in Minnesota has increased 13% in 3 years, to 2.6 million. The agency says nearly 63% of Minnesotans are now registered as organ, eye and tissue donors. That compares with 45% nationally. Despite the number of Minnesotans registered as organ donors, however, there are reportedly more than 3,100 people in our state waiting for a lifesaving transplant.