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transplants performed in 2019
living donor transplants performed last year
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
In 2014, at the age of 25 Lisa was hours away from dying due to acute liver failure when she received a life-saving liver transplant from her donor, Courtney Sterling.
To celebrate National Donate Life Month, Latasha shares her story leading up to and following her double lung transplant.
She was beautiful inside an out, smart, funny, sensitive, amazing with kids and animals, generous and always stood up for those who were bullied. Someone said about her once (when she was still alive) that if you love Katie, she loved you a thousand times more, and that was the essence of her personality.
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
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.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) named James “Jim” Gleason of Beverly, NJ, the winner of its 2019 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence in recognition of his untiring efforts as a donation advocate. Jim’s volunteer journey began 25 years ago when he...