At a glance
Total Transplants January - October 2019 as of 11/10/2019
Total Donors January - October 2019 as of 11/10/2019
*Active candidates are currently suitable for transplantation and eligible to receive organ offers
2018: More transplants than ever
Thanks to the gift of life from organ donors and their families, the number of donors and transplants performed in the United States are at all-time highs.
More than 36,500 transplants.* Sixth consecutive record breaking year.
Nearly 6,900* living donor transplants in 2018. Highest total since 2005.
There were more than 10,700 deceased donors in 2018. Eighth consecutive record breaking year.
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2018 transplants by organ type
*Based on OPTN data as of Jan. 8, 2019. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.
View the latest data about the status of U.S. organ donation and transplantation by UNOS region of center, by state of center and individual transplant centers.
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While 2018 was a record-breaking year, the need for organ donors is immense. On average, 18 patients died every day waiting for a transplant in 2017.
* More than 6,500 candidates died in 2017 while on the wait list, or within 30 days of leaving the list for personal or medical reasons, without receiving an organ transplant.