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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.

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Speaker series explores equity in access to transplant

Join us Aug. 26 as our panelists discuss the social and racial factors that can cause disparity in organ transplantation


UNOS news, transplant center

National webinar on Aug. 4 to address proposed changes to transplant program metrics

Discuss proposed transplant program metrics out for public comment August 3.


UNOS news, heart/lung

Submitting LAS exception requests for candidates diagnosed with PH

View candidate’s LAS data as of July 23, 2021.


Continuous distribution: How the system is being built with icons of discussion and balanced scale for equity

Building a new, more flexible system for organ allocation

How UNOS is using multi-criteria decision-making methodologies to build the continuous distribution framework, a more fair and flexible system for organ allocation


Partnering with experts in fields outside of donation and transplant

Leading experts in other fields across the country and around the world help build the continuous distribution framework


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 update: July 15, 2021

OPTN regional meetings to convene in person beginning in August and site surveys gradually transition to in-person visits starting in September


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