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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.

The OPTN Equity in Access to Transplant Dashboard monitors system-level and factor-level trends related to access to deceased donor transplants among candidates on the waiting list for an organ transplant in the United States. The OPTN strategic plan prioritizes providing equity in access to transplants.

The measures shown in this dashboard are derived from an access to transplant score, or ATS. The ATS summarizes into a single number a candidate’s relative likelihood of receiving a deceased donor transplant. Learn more about equity and access to transplant scores in the 2017 Report on Equity in Access.

View the Equity in Access dashboard
Waiting list candidates as of today 8:00am
Program Name Count
All 107,502
Kidney 90,879
Pancreas 883
Kidney/Pancreas 1,682
Liver 11,859
Intestine 212
Heart 3,540
Lung 1,007
Heart/Lung 45
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
Transplants performed January - March 2021
Program Name Count
Total 9,878
Deceased Donor 8,410
Living Donor 1,468
Based on OPTN data as of 04/13/2021
Donors recovered January - March 2021
Program Name Count
Total 4,740
Deceased Donor 3,277
Living Donor 1,463
Based on OPTN data as of 04/13/2021