Matching organs. Saving lives.

Data

Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.
Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.
Each day, 20 people on average die waiting for an organ to become available.
On average, 20 people die each day* while waiting for a transplant.
One donor can save up to eight lives.
One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be an organ donor.

Technology for transplantation

UNOS developed the online database system, called UNet℠, to collect, store, analyze and publish all OPTN data that pertains to the patient waiting list, organ matching, and transplants performed.

This system contains data regarding every organ donation and transplant event occurring in the United States since October 1, 1987. Transplant professionals use it to register transplant candidates on the national waiting list, match them with donated organs, and enter vital medical data on candidates, donors and transplant recipients.

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Year in review

Annual reports give us the opportunity to report on our recent achievements. This past year, UNOS was involved in hundreds of projects to bring together the transplant community to save lives through organ donation and transplantation.

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At a glance

114,220
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 74,976 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 10:52am EST
30,415
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - November 2018 as of 12/09/2018
14,543
donors
Total Donors January - November 2018 as of 12/09/2018

National data

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - November 30, 2018
Based on OPTN data as of December 9, 2018

Organ Transplants
Total 754,933
Kidney 444,551
Liver 163,450
Pancreas 8,738
Kidney / Pancreas 23,684
Heart 72,077
Lung 38,127
Heart / Lung 1,257
Intestine 3,014
Abdominal Wall 2
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 6
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 2
GU: Uterus 14
Upper Limb: Bilateral 6
Upper Limb: Unilateral 4
Kidney 444,551
Liver 163,450
Pancreas 8,738
Kidney / Pancreas 23,684
Heart 72,077
Lung 38,127
Heart / Lung 1,257
Intestine 3,014
Abdominal Wall 2
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 6
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 2
GU: Uterus 14
Upper Limb: Bilateral 6
Upper Limb: Unilateral 4
Kidney 444,551
Liver 163,450
Pancreas 8,738
Kidney / Pancreas 23,684
Heart 72,077
Lung 38,127
Heart / Lung 1,257
Intestine 3,014
Abdominal Wall 2
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 6
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 2
GU: Uterus 14
Upper Limb: Bilateral 6
Upper Limb: Unilateral 4


Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

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Regional data

View the latest data about the status of U.S. organ donation and transplantation by UNOS region of center.

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State data

View the latest data about the status of U.S. organ donation and transplantation by state of center.

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Center data

View current and historical information accumulated about individual transplant centers.

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*More than 7,000 candidates died in 2016 while on the wait list, or within 30 days of leaving the list for personal or medical reasons, without receiving an organ transplant.

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