Data

UNOS collects and reports data on every U.S. organ donor, transplant candidate, recipient and outcome. The data is used to study and advance transplant, inform policy development and help professionals make informed decisions.

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Data dashboards

See the trends: The OPTN metrics dashboard displays current and historic U.S. donation and transplant trends at national and regional levels. Learn how to get the most out of the dashboard.

Measure equity: The access to transplant dashboard monitors trends related to access to deceased donor transplants among active candidates on the U.S. waiting list. Read about the research behind it.

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Trends and reports

Learn about transplant trends including how many people are waiting and how many transplants have happened this year. Or search data reports with the latest OPTN data customized for the view you need

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Understand. Compare. Improve.

Tools for UNOS Members: Research and data analytics for transplant hospitals and OPOs that let you improve performance and increase transplants.

In focus

Latest data report shows new policies are working as predicted

Kidney transplants increase across all populations following policy changes

Read about the increase in transplants

Innovation

Predicting kidney utilization rates

UNOS researchers test using natural language processing to improve organ acceptance rates

How we put data to work

Innovation

An Expedia for organ transplants: Predicting travel time

UNOS researchers are partnering with community to address one of the biggest contributors to prolonged cold ischemic time — organ transport

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How UNOS collects data

UNOS developed the online database system UNetSM to collect, store, analyze and publish all OPTN data that pertains to the patient waiting list, organ matching, and number of transplants performed. The OPTN has tracked every organ donation and transplant event occurring in the U.S. since Oct. 1, 1987. Learn more about the technology that powers transplants.

What do we do with this data?

UNOS research staff aggregate national OPTN data and analyze trends in transplantation, and make this data available to researchers, patients and the public at large. By tracking data at national, regional and individual institutional levels, UNOS researchers strive to:

  • develop strategies to drive improvement
  • continually refine transplantation policies to identify and address inequities in transplant
  • develop system tools to allow for more efficient donor and recipient matching
  • identify opportunities to increase the number of transplants
  • provide powerful research and data analytics to members in order to contribute to collective knowledge of effective organ transplantation
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Data collection forms

See which data elements the OPTN currently collects from all transplant hospitals, histocompatibility labs and OPOs in the U.S.

View OPTN data collection forms

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