OPTN/SRTR 2019 Annual Data Report: Deceased Organ Donors.

Ajay K Israni, David Zaun, John D. Rosendale, Cory R Schaffhausen, Warren T McKinney, Jon J Snyder

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SRTR uses data collected by OPTN to calculate metrics such as donation rate, organ yield, and rate of organs recovered for transplant but not transplanted. In 2019, there were 11,870 deceased donors, an increase from 10,721 in 2018; this number has been increasing since 2010. The number of deceased donor transplants increased to 32,313 in 2019, from 29,675 in 2018; this number has been increasing since 2012. The increase may be due in part to the rising number of deaths of young people due to the ongoing opioid epidemic. The number of organs transplanted included 17,425 kidneys, 1,018 pancreata, 8,275 livers, 81 intestines, 3,604 hearts, and 2,607 lungs. In 2019, 4,324 kidneys, 346 pancreata, 867 livers, 5 intestines, 31 hearts, and 148 lungs were discarded. These numbers suggest an opportunity to increase numbers of transplants by reducing discards.

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© 2021 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

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