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

114,634
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 74,934 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 9:45pm EDT
27,281
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - September 2018 as of 10/15/2018
13,038
donors
Total Donors January - September 2018 as of 10/15/2018

National data

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - September 30, 2018
Based on OPTN data as of October 15, 2018

Organ Transplants
Total 748,784
Kidney 440,926
Liver 162,094
Pancreas 8,713
Kidney / Pancreas 23,546
Heart 71,513
Lung 37,713
Heart / Lung 1,256
Intestine 2,991
Abdominal Wall 1
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 6
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 2
GU: Uterus 12
Upper Limb: Bilateral 6
Upper Limb: Unilateral 4
Kidney 440,926
Liver 162,094
Pancreas 8,713
Kidney / Pancreas 23,546
Heart 71,513
Lung 37,713
Heart / Lung 1,256
Intestine 2,991
Abdominal Wall 1
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 6
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 2
GU: Uterus 12
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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