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Important Information related to Organ Donation and Transplantation.


Updated information related to organ donation and transplantation.

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Public comment. Voice your opinion.

Public comment

Summer 2020 public comment is now open through Oct. 1, 2020.

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OPTN Regional Review

OPTN Regional Review

As part of its objective review of OPTN regional structure and processes, the OPTN is seeking community input on the current regional structure and process.

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2020 Regional Meetings will be virtual

Virtual regional meetings

All summer 2020 regional meetings will be held virtually. More information will be made available soon.

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Organ donation and transplantation can save lives

One individual is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.

Every 9 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.

Approximately 22 people die each day waiting for a transplant in the United States.

On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.

Eight lives can be saved from one organ donor.

One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be a donor in your state.


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Resources for professionals

Kidney allocation system materials

Access educational materials, calculators and more.

Compliance guidance

The OPTN Evaluation Plan is a compliance guide for member hospitals, OPOs and labs.

Patient safety resources

Patients are the focus of all the OPTN's collective efforts.

Resources for patients

How policies are made

Here's a brief look at how an idea transforms from proposal to transplant policy.

About organ donation

The donation process begins with a decision.

How organ allocation works

We must allocate each precious organ in the most equitable manner possible.