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

118,570
people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list candidates). Of those, 76,000 people are active waiting list candidates. Totals as of today 3:02am EST
2,801
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - January 2017 as of 02/22/2017
1,323
donors
Total Donors January - January 2017 as of 02/22/2017

National data

Transplants By Organ Type January 1, 1988 - January 31, 2017
Based on OPTN data as of February 22, 2017

Organ Transplants
Total 689,512
Kidney 406,926
Liver 148,522
Pancreas 8,370
Kidney / Pancreas 22,172
Heart 65,961
Lung 33,552
Heart / Lung 1,199
Intestine 2,810

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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