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lifesaving organ transplants in 2019
living donor transplants in 2019
Based on OPTN data as of Apr. 1, 2020. Data subject to change based on future data submission or correction.
More than 670,000 people in the United States live with end-stage renal disease and more than 100,000 people are on the kidney transplant waitlist. Learn the facts, risks, and benefits of:
- Transplant from a deceased donor
- Transplant from a living donor
- Find a living donor
- Become a living donor
Stories of Hope
My recovery has been good, as far as I can tell, and all credit must go to the health care heroes.
A great miracle came through for me. Doctors walked in one evening and advised they were placing me on the list because they believed they had a match for me.
I wanted to share my journey in a raw way in honor of this special month that recognizes donors and their sacrifices while attempting to increase organ donor registrations among communities of color.
Living donation is when a healthy living organ donor gives an organ such as a kidney or part of an organ such as a portion of a lung, liver, pancreas, or intestine to a recipient.
Before undergoing an organ transplant, it’s important to understand the costs. You will want to work with your transplant team make sure you have an individual plan to cover transplant costs.
In order for patients to have successful transplant outcomes, it’s important for organ recipients or living donors to have quality care and support before and after surgery. Learn more.
Find a support group
Receive support from other organ transplant patients and families by finding a support group near you. Click here to learn more and find the right type of support group for you or your family.
In the news
UNOS held its first ever virtual gallery opening for the Art of the SCAR, an exhibit making its second appearance. Watch the recorded virtual reception.
New national liver and intestinal organ transplant system based on acuity circles implemented Feb. 4, 2020
The OPTN Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Committees will host a webinar on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 4 to 5 p.m. EDT to describe the proposals for transplant patients and family members and encourage them to comment on the proposals.