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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.

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 1:12pm
Program Name Count
All 108,271
Kidney 91,535
Pancreas 884
Kidney/Pancreas 1,684
Liver 11,974
Intestine 215
Heart 3,503
Lung 974
Heart/Lung 42
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
 
Transplants performed January - December 2020
Program Name Count
Total 39,034
Deceased Donor 33,309
Living Donor 5,725
Based on OPTN data as of 01/14/2021
 
Donors recovered January - December 2020
Program Name Count
Total 18,315
Deceased Donor 12,588
Living Donor 5,727
Based on OPTN data as of 01/14/2021