The U.S. transplant system saves more lives than any other country in the world.
The February 2021 newsletter of the International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation (IRODaT) ranks the United States highest in the world in the rate of deceased donation and rates of kidney, liver and lung transplantation, based on 2020 preliminary data. IRODaT calculates the rates by comparing the reported number of donors and transplant procedures by million population for each nation.
The full report is accessible here.
International data ranks the U.S. highest in rates of deceased donors and kidney, liver and lung transplants.
5 ways to improve the U.S. organ donation and transplant system
Based on the input of experts in our field, UNOS is proposing a five-part package of reforms to drive improvements to save even more lives.
The UNOS Organ Tracking Service provides peace of mind for organ donor families, OPOs and transplant hospitals.
More than 220 transplants have been performed to date through the HOPE Act.
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.