The OPTN/SRTR Annual Data Report

Statistics on donation and transplantation in the United States

Since the mid-2000s, there have been over 25,000 transplants per year in the US. In fact, 2016, 2019, and 2020 saw over 30,000 transplants per year. Yet, every 10 minutes, someone is added to the transplant waiting list.

The Annual Data Report, developed by SRTR and OPTN, includes chapters on kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine, heart, and lung transplantation, a chapter on deceased donor organ donation, and a chapter presenting economic data (including data on Medicare payments). The organ-specific chapters include information on topics such as the waiting list, deceased donor organ donation, living donor organ donation, transplant, immunosuppression, outcomes, and pediatric transplant. When possible, similar data and formats are used for each chapter. However, this is not always possible because some data are not pertinent to all organs.

Graphical presentation of the data is emphasized: more than 300 figures, tables, and maps are included in the various chapters. Chapters and graphics can be downloaded from The data behind the graphics are downloadable in a spreadsheet format from the American Journal of Transplantation.

Trends in total kidney transplants from 2004 to 2016, by donor type.

As an example, the figure on the left from the 2015 kidney chapter, shows numbers of deceased donor, living donor, and all transplants from 2004 through 2015. In total, 18,597 adult and pediatric transplants, including multi-organ transplants, were performed in the US in 2015.

The OPTN/SRTR Annual Data Report

OPTN/SRTR Annual Data Report

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National statistics on transplants provide a touchpoint for comparing and evaluating individual transplant programs. SRTR analyzes data collected by the Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) on all solid organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and transplant programs in the United States. Our detailed Annual Data Report analyzes solid organ transplants nationally by organ.

Current Report

Reporting Period: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2020

Report Published: 03/10/2022

Next Update Due: 02/01/2023

Updates & Changes
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Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). OPTN/SRTR 2020 Annual Data Report. Published 2022. Accessed [insert date here].


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