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 and liver 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.
Updated Sept. 21, 2021
International data ranks the U.S. highest in rates of deceased donors and of kidney and liver transplants from deceased donors.
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.