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Data

Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.
Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.
Each day, 22 people on average die waiting for an organ to become available.
On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
One donor can save up to eight lives.
One organ donor can save eight lives.
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Technology for transplantation

UNOS developed the online database system, called UNet℠, to collect, store, analyze and publish all OPTN data that pertains to the patient waiting list, organ matching, and transplants performed.

This system contains data regarding every organ donation and transplant event occurring in the United States since October 1, 1987. Transplant professionals use it to register transplant candidates on the national waiting list, match them with donated organs, and enter vital medical data on candidates, donors and transplant recipients.

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Year in review

Annual reports give us the opportunity to report on our recent achievements. This past year, UNOS was involved in hundreds of projects to bring together the transplant community to save lives through organ donation and transplantation.

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At a glance

118,057
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 76,002 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 9:06am EDT
8,365
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - March 2017 as of 04/27/2017
3,948
donors
Total Donors January - March 2017 as of 04/27/2017

National data

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - March 31, 2017
Based on OPTN data as of April 27, 2017

Organ Transplants
Total 695,098
Kidney 410,066
Liver 149,840
Pancreas 8,412
Kidney / Pancreas 22,302
Heart 66,485
Lung 33,941
Heart / Lung 1,202
Intestine 2,828
Abdominal Wall 1
Head & Neck: Craniofacial 4
Head & Neck: Scalp 1
GU: Penile 1
GU: Uterus 6
Upper Limb: Bilateral 5
Upper Limb: Unilateral 4


Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.

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Regional data

View the latest data about the status of U.S. organ donation and transplantation by UNOS region of center.

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State data

View the latest data about the status of U.S. organ donation and transplantation by state of center.

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Center data

View current and historical information accumulated about individual transplant centers.

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