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.
Despite a decade since a 2007 fatal plane crash involving a University of Michigan transplant team and pilots, there remain no federal standards regulating air and ground transportation of organ recovery personnel.
Staff and members collaborated to create emergency policy and IT changes to protect patients and keep the system nimble during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Insights on donor PCR testing from the May 11 third international organ donation and transplant town hall webinar.
Organ donation and transplantation organizations acted swiftly to produce town hall-style webinars that have been viewed more than 25,000 times.