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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.

Special public comment will be held April 27 to May 27, 2021

Special public comment is now open for proposal to refine lung data fields for the Lung Allocation Score

The Lung Committee is sponsoring the proposal that is open for special public comment through May 27


UNOS news, policy changes


UNOS news, system changes


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

Lower respiratory testing requirement for all lung donors to be considered

At its April 26 virtual meeting, the OPTN Executive Committee will consider an emergency policy to require lower respiratory COVID-19 testing for all potential lung donors.


UNOS news, education

Call for TMF abstracts 2022

The UNOS Transplant Management Forum Planning Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2022 forum in Phoenix, Arizona.


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.


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