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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, 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.


UNOS news, system changes

Notice of Implementation: Expedited Liver Placement policy

Requirements for organ procurement organizations and transplant centers surrounding expedited placement of deceased donor livers


UNOS news, liver

New expedited liver policy in effect

Expedited liver policy provides requirements when there is a need to accelerate placement of deceased donor livers


UNOS news, system changes


UNOS news, liver


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