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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 12:43pm
Program Name Count
All 108,588
Kidney 91,764
Pancreas 882
Kidney/Pancreas 1,706
Liver 12,100
Intestine 220
Heart 3,495
Lung 980
Heart/Lung 40
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs
Transplants performed January - October 2020
Program Name Count
Total 32,579
Deceased Donor 27,838
Living Donor 4,741
Based on OPTN data as of 12/03/2020
Donors recovered January - October 2020
Program Name Count
Total 15,158
Deceased Donor 10,426
Living Donor 4,732
Based on OPTN data as of 12/03/2020