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Understand OPTN lung policy changes

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The U.S. surpassed a historic milestone in 2022: 1 million transplants

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Powerful technology saving lives 24/7

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Tracking organs in real time

Ensuring safe and efficient transportation

Liver transplant recipient, Sejal

1 million new beginnings

Read patient and donor stories celebrating the gift of life

Lung continuous distribution policy now in effect

A new policy for matching lung transplant candidates with organs from deceased donors is projected to decrease deaths among waitlisted patients and provide more lung transplants for the most medically urgent candidates

The issues at stake in organ transportation

A look at the intersecting challenges in organ transportation and the need for national-level solutions to ensure donor organs get safely to patients in need

The best outcome for patients

Matthew Cooper, M.D., discussed equity, outreach and patient engagement at recent ASTS conference

Driving system-wide progress to better serve patients

Improvements address patient empowerment, equity and more

A year of lifesaving milestones

Thanks to the selfless gift of organ donors and donor families, new all-time records were set for transplantation in 2022

Predictive analytics tool now available to all kidney programs

New free tool gives transplant hospitals more information to help them make the best decisions for their patients

Increasing lifesaving living donations

The national UNOS Liver Paired Donation pilot program aims to expand living liver donations

Kidney waiting time modifications

New policy action means some Black kidney candidates will be eligible to receive additional waiting time. What will the board action mean for patients?

How do we track policy success?

We look at the data. Kidney transplant volumes up across all ethnicities, and blood types. Liver transplants increased by 4.3 percent since policy implementation.

Policy monitoring

Optimizing our nation’s transplant system to save more lives

U.S. surpassed historic milestone of 1 million transplants in 2022. Learn how we’re getting to the next million, together

Right now

103,952

people need an organ transplant*

2022 total

21,369
donors
January - December 2022 as of 03/02/2023

led to

42,888
transplants
January - December 2022 as of 02/06/2023

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