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Important Information related to Organ Donation and Transplantation.


Important information related to organ donation and transplantation.

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Public comment

Summer 2020 public comment coming Aug. 4 - Oct. 1, 2020.

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New OPTN collaborative project launched

New OPTN COVID collaborative launched

Project allows donation and transplant professionals to share learnings and insights developed during the pandemic.

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2019 Transplant Counts Sets Record

Transplant trends

Living donor transplants set new record; record trends continue for deceased donors and transplants.

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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.