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
DCD recoveries are up across the country as OPOs build effective practices.
UNOS builds and hosts registries enabling OPOs and transplant centers to address issues such as treatment, payment, quality improvement, benchmarking and clinical research.
Altering organ acceptance criteria protects candidates at risk of COVID-19 from losing accrued wait time.