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2020: Most lives ever saved by deceased donors. 6% increase in deceased donors over 2019. More than 33,000 life-saving transplants from deceased donors. 10th record year in a row for deceased donation. Based on OPTN data as of 01/11/21. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

The success of our national organ donation and transplant system

2020 sets all-time high for most lives saved by deceased organ donors. Read more.
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2020: Most lives ever saved by deceased donors. 6% increase in deceased donors over 2019. More than 33,000 life-saving transplants from deceased donors. 10th record year in a row for deceased donation. Based on OPTN data as of 01/11/21. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

The success of our national organ donation and transplant system

2020 sets all-time high for most lives saved by deceased organ donors. Read more.

UNOS news, system changes

Updated list of organ refusal reasons will go into effect on Dec. 2

The changes will provide more relevant and granular options when refusing organ offers for patients, and will allow for greater insights into refusal and acceptance practices.


UNOS news, system changes

New version of the Offer Filters Explorer tool for kidney transplant programs now available

The tool allows programs to enter filter criteria and see how a filter would affect the kidney offers your program received over the past 5 years.


Updated monitoring report of kidney data shows increase in transplants, new policies having anticipated impact

Report addresses first three and a half months of data following implementation of 250 nautical mile circles.


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 update: Oct. 7, 2021

Organ donation and transplantation Town Hall provides updates and information


UNOS News: Collaborative improvement

Second phase of national DCD procurement collaborative project ready to launch

Aim is to increase DCD organ procurement, all OPOs are invited to participate.


UNOS news, liver

Updated NLRB exception requirements effective Oct. 7

Actions approved by the OPTN Board in December 2020 and June 2021 are included.


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