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.
Implemented in 2015 , the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act has given more than 350 living with HIV an opportunity to receive a lifesaving transplant from an HIV-positive donor.
26% of all OPOs are now utilizing the UNOS Organ Tracking Service to monitor organs in transit.
Aimed at increasing equity, a report on new allocation policy shows increases in transplant among key populations.