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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/pancreas

Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies

Expected date of implementation is March 14, 2021.


UNOS news, kidney

Medicare coverage of immunosuppression for kidney recipients to be extended

A bill newly passed by Congress will allow kidney recipients on Medicare to have immunosuppressive coverage for the lifetime of their transplant.


UNOS news, system changes


UNOS news, system changes



UNOS news, system changes

Implementation notice: Phase I of new kidney medical urgency requirements

Kidney programs should update candidate data ahead of Dec. 15 final implementation.


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