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All-time records again set in 2021 for organ transplants, organ donation from deceased donors.

Transplantation and deceased donation continued record-setting trends in 2021

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Find the latest information regarding COVID-19 and organ donation and transplant.

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Expedited liver placement

Expedited liver placement

Implemented March 25, 2021: New policy establishing system for expediting placement of deceased donor livers.

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Summer 2021 Public Comment

Summer 2021 Public Comment

Summer 2021 public comment is now closed.

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Volunteer with the OPTN

Learn more about volunteering with the OPTN and how you can make a difference.

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Patient education

Patient education

Are you a patient or a family member? Find information to help you understand organ donation and transplantation.

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Explore OPTN data

Explore OPTN data

Search national data related to organ donation and transplantation and explore trends associated with equity in access to transplant.

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Register to be an organ donor

Register to be a donor

One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be a donor today.

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Resources for patients

New resources for patients

Get the facts you need about organ transplantation, donation, policy and much more in the newly expanded patients area.

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How policies are made

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

About organ donation and allocation

The organ donation process begins with a decision; learn how organs are donated and allocated in the most equitable manner possible.

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.