Throughout most of the world February 14th is known as Valentine's Day. The day for couples young and old to celebrate their love of each other. Candies, flowers and gifts are often exchanged with a few other country specific rituals are also involved. February 14th is also known as National Organ Donor Day. Are you an organ donor? Pins.com has provided you some interesting stats regarding these days.
February 14th may be known by most as Valentine's Day, but it is also National Organ Donor Day. With the day being so important to many, we have provided some interesting stats regarding both days.
- Valentine’s Day spending amounts to 18.6 billion dollars world-wide.
- 151 million cards are exchanged on Valentine's Day.
- Candy is the most popular gift given by both men and women (47.5%). This amounted to 1.6 billion dollars spent. Flowers rank as the second most popular gift with 34.3%
- 2.16 million weddings are held on February 14th each year. 6 million people plan to propose on the same day.
Every day an average of 79 people receive an organ transplant.
Every day 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.
In 2012, over 28,000 people received organ transplants.
More than 100 million people in the U.S. are signed up to be a donor.(subtract a space here) Not on the list? Sign up to be an organ donor today!