Percentage of donor organs recovered for transplant in the U.S. with machine perfusion intended or performed by donation quarter and organ
Lung perfusion has more than tripled since 2015, growing from 1.7 percent to 6.3 percent and potentially expanding the pool of organs available for transplant.
The proportion of livers being treated with this transformative technology (including normothermic, hypothermic and other perfusion), also showed similar steady growth, jumping from just .1 percent in 2016 to 1.4 percent by the end of 2018. The OPTN began collecting data (from the Deceased Donor Registration) on the percentage of donor organs intended for ex vivo normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) and their location four years ago.
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Number of donor organs (heart, liver, and lung) recovered for transplant in the U.S. with machine perfusion intended or performed
Enhancements to OUT (Organ Utilization Tool) give insight into organ movement, timing of responses and use of provisional yes at each program.
Project participants experienced more DCD recoveries and transplants than the rest of the nation.
The new policy helped increase the number of kidney’s transplanted, but the system is still changing to help more people.