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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 related to COVID-19 and transplantation

Monitoring report available for lower respiratory testing of lung donors

Policy that requires SARS-CoV-2 lower respiratory testing of lung donors went into effect May 27.


U.S. on pace to top 40,000 transplants in 2021 with growing bar chart and arm reaching higher toward glowing heart icon

U.S. on pace to top 40,000 transplants in a single year for first time

“This significant increase in donation and transplantation as we continue to fight COVID as a nation is a bright spot that inspires hope.”


Photo of Matthew Cooper, MD, with quote 'Everybody working collaboratively means that we will all do better for patients.'

Working collaboratively to enhance system performance and improve transplant program monitoring metrics

MPSC’s proposed changes to performance monitoring to go out for public comment in August.


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Public comment open from Aug. 3 through Sept. 30, 2021

Submit your feedback and participate in this important process.


Precious McCowan smiling with text 'Why I volunteer'

Why I volunteer: Kidney recipient Precious McCowan

Committee member discusses the importance of patient and donor family advocacy.


UNOS news: Equity with an icon of a balanced scale

Transplant equity efforts presented to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

NASEM committee heard about the ongoing work of UNOS to ensure every transplant candidate has equitable access to life-saving organs through policy making and data.


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