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.
Read about the potential impact of NMP on transplantation and meet the companies leading the way in its development.
Number of donor organs (heart, liver, and lung) recovered for transplant in the U.S. with machine perfusion intended or performed
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.