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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, kidney

Workgroup to examine use of race-based adjustment to kidney calculation

“The organ donation and transplantation community is committed to addressing disparities in transplant equity.”


UNOS news, system changes


New kidney and pancreas transplant allocation policies in effect

Projected to increase equity in access for candidates nationwide


UNOS news, system changes

Notice of implementation: Removal of DSA and region from kidney and pancreas allocation

Changes to released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates.


UNOS news, system changes


March 15 policy implementation: Removal of DSA from kidney and pancreas allocation

New distance-based approach includes changes to released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates and allocation of organs recovered in Alaska.


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