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

113,919
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 74,646 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 3:21pm EST
3,180
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - January 2019 as of 02/14/2019
1,584
donors
Total Donors January - January 2019 as of 02/14/2019

National data

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - January 31, 2019
Based on OPTN data as of February 14, 2019

Organ Transplants
Total 758,031
Kidney 446,358
Liver 164,174
Pancreas 8,751
Kidney / Pancreas 23,747
Heart 72,352
Lung 38,332
Heart / Lung 1,260
Intestine 3,018
Abdominal Wall 2
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 6
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 2
GU: Uterus 17
Upper Limb: Bilateral 7
Upper Limb: Unilateral 4


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

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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