At a glance
lifesaving transplants performed in 2019
As of 01/15/2020
Total Donors January - December 2019 as of 01/23/2020
*Active candidates are currently suitable for transplantation and eligible to receive organ offers
2019: 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.
Nearly 40,000 transplants.* Seventh consecutive record breaking year.
There were nearly 7,400* living donor transplants in 2019, an all-time new record.
There were nearly 11,900 deceased donors in 2019. Ninth consecutive record breaking year.
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2019 transplants by organ type
*Based on OPTN data as of Jan. 7, 2020. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.
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While 2019 was a record-breaking year, the need for organ donors is immense. On average, 17 patients died every day waiting for a transplant in 2018.
* More than 6,200 candidates died in 2018 while on the wait list, or within 30 days of leaving the list for personal or medical reasons, without receiving an organ transplant.