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Transplant trends

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.

At a glance

113,624
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 74,484 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 1:05am EDT
6,099
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - February 2019 as of 03/18/2019
2,994
donors
Total Donors January - February 2019 as of 03/18/2019

*Active candidates are currently suitable for transplantation and eligible to receive organ offers

1988 – 2019 transplants by organ type

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - February 28, 2019
Based on OPTN data as of March 18, 2019



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

2018 transplants by organ type

kidney icon
Kidney
21,167
liver icon
Liver
8,250
heart icon
Heart
3,408
lung icon
Lung
2,530
Kidney/Pancreas
836
pancreas icon
Pancreas
192
intestine icon
Intestine
104
heart - lung icon
Heart/lung
32
vca icon
Vascular allograft (VCA)
11

Detailed data

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.

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.

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