Working together. Saving lives.

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

119,808
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 77,116 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 12:59pm EDT
22,121
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - August 2016 as of 09/23/2016
10,483
donors
Total Donors January - August 2016 as of 09/23/2016

National data

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - August 31, 2016
Based on OPTN data as of September 23, 2016

Organ Transplants
Total 675,234
Kidney 398,793
Liver 145,154
Pancreas 8,268
Kidney / Pancreas 21,851
Heart 64,607
Lung 32,613
Heart / Lung 1,188
Intestine 2,760

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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