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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

COVID-19 update: April 15, 2021

Monitoring of transplant program functional activity and patient notification requirements to resume July 1, 2021. Conclusion of relaxation of data submission requirements for follow-up forms. SRTR announces monitoring changes for July 2021 reports.


UNOS news, patient safety

Voluntary recall addresses Vecuronium Bromide

If your institution has stock from any of the affected lots, please contact your supplier.


UNOS news, transplant center with photo of woman reviewing data

Transplant administrators: Submit your 2020 staffing data now and receive the new benchmark report staffing survey supplement

Survey contributors will be able to view and analyze their data alongside aggregated data from across the country.


UNOS News: Collaborative improvement

25 OPOs join new UNOS-led collaborative to increase DCD donor recoveries

DCD organ recoveries have steadily risen over past decade.


UNOS news, liver/intestine

Updated 12-month monitoring report available for liver, intestine policy

The report details key metrics of the acuity circles policy.


UNOS news, liver

New expedited liver placement policy prevents discards

UNOS launches new policy establishing a clear process for the expedited placement of deceased donor whole livers due to late turndowns.


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