The first and most common question is 'how long before Gabriella gets her heart?'. It is an answer no one has... and even the statistics below do not help us know how long we will wait. But the statistics below do show the volume of kids like Gabriella waiting. Her heart can come from anywhere in the country, not just our region. The statistics do not include listing status (urgency). Please check out the UNOS website link below and you can make your own personalized statistic charts based on organ, age, blood type, region of the USA, etc. I'll try and update these statistics weekly!
(all information according to www.unos.org)
As of February 19, 2010 there are 3,093 people (adults and children) in the United States waiting for a heart.
(OPTN data from February 12, 2010)
There are 88 kids waiting for a heart in the age category 1 to 5 years in the whole United States.
There are 18 one to five year olds waiting for a heart in Gabriella's blood type of A+. Half/9 of those kids have been waiting less than a year in the United States.
Region 5: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah
There are 16 kids ages 1 to 5 waiting for a heart in the Region 5.
There are 2 one to five year old kids matching her blood type of A+ in Region 5.