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.

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.

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

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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