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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 8:39am
Program Name Count
All 108,796
Kidney 91,885
Pancreas 876
Kidney/Pancreas 1,706
Liver 12,180
Intestine 235
Heart 3,482
Lung 1,007
Heart/Lung 45
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
 
Transplants performed January - August 2020
Program Name Count
Total 25,607
Deceased Donor 21,975
Living Donor 3,632
Based on OPTN data as of 09/24/2020
 
Donors recovered January - August 2020
Program Name Count
Total 11,859
Deceased Donor 8,236
Living Donor 3,623
Based on OPTN data as of 09/24/2020