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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 1:39am
Program Name Count
All 108,676
Kidney 91,797
Pancreas 890
Kidney/Pancreas 1,722
Liver 12,151
Intestine 232
Heart 3,499
Lung 992
Heart/Lung 44
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
Transplants performed January - September 2020
Program Name Count
Total 29,053
Deceased Donor 24,872
Living Donor 4,181
Based on OPTN data as of 10/26/2020
Donors recovered January - September 2020
Program Name Count
Total 13,489
Deceased Donor 9,317
Living Donor 4,172
Based on OPTN data as of 10/26/2020