The number of transplants performed each week is one of the data visualizations on the COVID-19 resources page.
By quickly adapting to COVID-19 challenges, the transplant community kept the system running to honor the gift of life.
After a monthlong decline in transplants performed each week in the United States, the numbers began to gradually increase. In the last two weeks, they have leveled off close to where they were before the pandemic. Check the data visualization tool weekly to see if this stabilization continues and to learn more about the effect COVID-19 has had on waiting list additions.
At the 2020 American Transplant Congress, UNOS and OPTN researchers presented insights of U.S. transplant hospitals using social media campaigns to identify potential living donors.
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.