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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 11:48am
Program Name Count
All 107,771
Kidney 91,106
Pancreas 898
Kidney/Pancreas 1,706
Liver 11,874
Intestine 213
Heart 3,500
Lung 998
Heart/Lung 49
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
 
Transplants performed January - January 2021
Program Name Count
Total 3,128
Deceased Donor 2,695
Living Donor 433
Based on OPTN data as of 03/01/2021
 
Donors recovered January - January 2021
Program Name Count
Total 1,495
Deceased Donor 1,065
Living Donor 430
Based on OPTN data as of 03/01/2021