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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, system changes

Updated list of organ refusal reasons will go into effect on Dec. 2

The changes will provide more relevant and granular options when refusing organ offers for patients, and will allow for greater insights into refusal and acceptance practices.


Join UNOS and Donate Life America for the National Tree of Life virtual event on Dec. 16

The event is an opportunity to recognize the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation, pay tribute to donors and their families and celebrate the lives of recipients across the country.


UNOS news, heart/lung

Submitting LAS exception requests for candidates diagnosed with PH

View candidate’s LAS data as of Nov. 21, 2021


Icons to represent humans to help describe formulas used in lung and kidney allocation policy.

Animated videos describe lung allocation score, kidney allocation formulas

Resources are meant to inform transplant patients and their caregivers.


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 update: Nov. 18, 2021

Watch webinar: What does COVID-19 Vaccine mean for transplanted children?


UNOS news, system changes

UNOS will launch the national rollout of Offer Filters for kidney on Jan. 27

The tool will increase kidney utilization by helping transplant hospitals avoid unwanted offers so that OPOs can find an accepting candidate more quickly.


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