Facts About Transplantation in the United States

On April 16, 2010, the OPTN National patient waiting list for organ transplant includes the following:
• 89,998 registrations for a kidney transplant.
• 84,505 patients waiting for a kidney transplant.

• 16,627 registrations for a liver transplant.
• 15,959 patients waiting for a liver transplant.

• 1,480 registrations for a pancreas transplant.
• 1,460 patients waiting for a pancreas transplant.

• 214 registrations for a pancreas islet cell.
• 210 patients waiting for a pancreas islet cell.

• 2,263 registrations for a kidney-pancreas transplant.
• 2,182 patients waiting for a kidney-pancreas transplant.

• 249 registrations for an intestine transplant.
• 248 patients waiting for an intestine transplant.

• 3,184 registrations for a heart transplant.
• 3,175 patients waiting for a heart transplant.

• 76 registrations for a heart-lung transplant.
• 75 patients waiting for a heart-lung transplant.

• 1,866 registrations for a lung transplant.
• 1,846 patients waiting for a lung transplant.

• 115,957 TOTAL REGISTRATIONS
• 107,104 TOTAL PATIENTS*

NOTE: OPTN/UNOS policies allow patients to be listed with more than one transplant center (multiple-listing), and thus the number of
registrations is greater than the actual number of patients.
* Some patients are waiting for more than one organ, therefore the total number of patients is less than the sum of patients waiting for each organ.

Numbers of Transplants Performed, 2009**
• 16,830
kidney (no pancreas) transplants (6,388 living donors).
• 6,320 liver transplants.
• 379 pancreas (no kidney) transplants.
• 854 kidney-pancreas transplants.
• 180 intestine transplants.
• 2,212 heart transplants.
• 29 heart-lung transplants.
• 1,661 lung transplants.
• 28,465 TOTAL

Number of Donors Recovered, 2009**
• 8,021 Deceased
• 6,611 Living
• 14,632 TOTAL

During 2009, 6,512 patients were removed from the OPTN National patient waiting list for reason of death.** Based on OPTN data as of April 16, 2010. Double kidney, double lung and heart-lung transplants are counted as one transplant.
NOTE: Data subject to change due to future data submission or correction.

As of April 16, 2010, OPTN membership included the following:
• 249 Transplant Centers
• 1 Business Members
• 58 Operating Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)
• 154 Histocompatibility Laboratories
• 8 General Public Members
• 17 Medical/Scientific Organizations
• 10 Individual
• 393 TOTAL*

* There are 8 OPTN members that operate both transplant centers and in-house OPOs and 96 that operate both transplant centers and in-house histocompatibility laboratories. These members are included in both the count of transplant centers and operating OPOs. For this reason, the total number of members is less than the sum of the different categories.

As of April 16, 2010, 249 medical institutions in the United States operate an organ transplant program. These transplant centers can be separated into organ specific programs that include the following active programs:
• 241 Kidney Transplant Programs
• 129 Liver Transplant Programs
• 143 Pancreas Transplant Programs
• 25 Pancreas Islet Cell Transplant Programs
• 44 Intestine Transplant Programs
• 127 Heart Transplant Programs
• 51 Heart/Lung Transplant Programs
• 68 Lung Transplant Programs
• 828 TOTAL