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Data

The OPTN's secure transplant information database contains all national data on the candidate waiting list, organ donation and matching, and transplantation. This system is critical in helping organ transplant institutions match waiting candidates with donated organs. Institutions also rely on the database to manage time-sensitive, life-critical data of all candidates, before and after their transplants.

National trends: OPTN metrics dashboard

Explore current and historic U.S. donation and transplant trends at national and regional levels. These dashboard visualizations present data involving donors, transplants, and patient and graft survival and show changes across time. The OPTN strategic plan, in alignment with the National Organ Transplantation Act and the OPTN Final Rule, prioritizes increasing the number of transplants and improving transplant recipient outcomes.

View the OPTN metrics dashboard

Measuring equity: Access to transplant dashboard

This dashboard displays data derived from an access to transplant score, or ATS. It monitors trends related to access to deceased donor transplants among active candidates on the waiting list in the U.S. The OPTN strategic plan, in alignment with the National Organ Transplantation Act and the OPTN Final Rule, prioritizes equity in access to transplants. Learn more access to transplant scores in theĀ 2017 Report on Equity in Access.

View the Equity in Access dashboard
Waiting list candidates as of today 4:01pm
Program Name Count
All 106,762
Kidney 90,287
Pancreas 849
Kidney/Pancreas 1,802
Liver 11,743
Intestine 206
Heart 3,485
Lung 988
Heart/Lung 38
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
 
Transplants performed January - September 2021
Program Name Count
Total 31,361
Deceased Donor 26,425
Living Donor 4,936
Based on OPTN data as of 10/14/2021
 
Donors recovered January - September 2021
Program Name Count
Total 15,330
Deceased Donor 10,403
Living Donor 4,927
Based on OPTN data as of 10/14/2021