Need continues to grow
Despite advances in medicine and technology, and increased awareness of organ donation and transplantation, the gap between supply and demand continues to widen.
While national rates of donation and transplant have increased in recent years, more progress is needed to ensure that all candidates have a chance to receive a transplant.
In 2003, there were 83,731 waiting at year end, 25,473 transplants performed, and 13,285 donors recovered.
In 2004, there were 87,146 waiting at year end, 27,040 transplants performed, and 14,154 donors recovered.
In 2005, there were 90,526 waiting at year end, 28,118 transplants performed, and 14,497 donors recovered.
In 2006, there were 94,441 waiting at year end, 28,940 transplants performed, and 14,750 donors recovered.
In 2007, there were 97,670 waiting at year end, 28,366 transplants performed, and 14,400 donors recovered.
In 2008, there were 100,775 waiting at year end, 27,964 transplants performed, and 14,207 donors recovered.
In 2009, there were 105,567 waiting at year end, 28,459 transplants performed, and 14,632 donors recovered.
In 2010, there were 110,375 waiting at year end, 28,662 transplants performed, and 14,504 donors recovered.
In 2011, there were 112,766 waiting at year end, 28,540 transplants performed, and 14,149 donors recovered.
In 2012, there were 117,040 waiting at year end, 28,053 transplants performed, and 14,010 donors recovered.
In 2013, there were 121,272 waiting at year end, 28,954 transplants performed, and 14,256 donors recovered.
In 2014, there were 123,851 waiting at year end, 29,540 transplants performed, and 14,416 donors recovered.
In 2015, there were 122,071 waiting at year end, 30,975 transplants performed, and 15,068 donors recovered.