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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.

New kidney and pancreas transplant allocation policies in effect

Projected to increase equity in access for candidates nationwide


dark blue background with illustration of White house. Blue banner with text, April is National Donate Life Month. And a small butterfly

White House issues National Donate Life Month proclamation

President Biden has issued a proclamation honoring living and deceased donors during National Donate Life Month.


UNOS news, technology

UNet security administration training and UNet user audit opens soon

On April 12, UNet security administrator training becomes available to security administrators. On April 21, UNet user audit will open to security administrators.


UNOS news, technology

New DonorNet Mobile now available for transplant hospitals nationwide

The new mobile-friendly website provides an improved user experience for evaluating and responding to organ offers from a mobile device.


UNOS news, transplant center with photo of woman reviewing data

Organ type now included in center STAR files

Transplant hospitals should adjust any automated process used to import these files.


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 update: April 1, 2021

Data amnesty status for follow-up forms ends April 1; Retrospective forms due July 1. Plus reminders and resources.


Vicki Crosier speaking into a microphone at board meeting

In Memoriam: Vicki Crosier

UNOS commemorates Vicki Crosier for her tireless advocacy on behalf of organ donor families as well as transplant candidates and recipients.


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