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2018 living donor transplants increase 11 percent

2018 living donor transplants increase 11 percent
In 2018, there were nearly 6,900 living donor transplants performed.

The number of living donor transplants in 2018 represented the highest total since 2005, increasing nearly 11 percent over 2017.

Based on data from the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) as of Jan. 8, 2019. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

More than 36,500 total transplants were performed in the United States in 2018 – the sixth record-setting year in a row.

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7 years of HOPE

7 years of HOPE

Implemented in 2015 , the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act has given more than 350 living with HIV an opportunity to receive a lifesaving transplant from an HIV-positive donor.

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