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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.

22% increase in kidney transplants

Kidney transplants increase across all populations following policy changes

New policies were predicted to increase equity through broader sharing.


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.


Analysis: equity in the COVID-19 era with icon of balanced scale and kidneys

Analyzing equity in access to kidney transplants in the COVID-19 era

Data show transplants for four major ethnic groups rebounded after initial decline, Hispanics had steepest decline and smallest rebound.


UNOS news, pancreas

Monitoring report available for pancreas allocation

Report addresses the first two months of data following implementation of 250 nautical mile circles.


UNOS news, kidney

COVID-19 action regarding non-dialysis kidney candidate listing to sunset Sept. 1

Action was adopted to assist members during COVID-19 pandemic


Monitoring report of early kidney data shows increase in transplants

Monitoring report addresses first two months following implementation of 250 nautical mile circles.


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