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Detailed Description of Data

Figure 1: Patients on the Waiting List vs. Transplants Performed by Organ (2020)

Organ Needed Received
Kidney 91,099 22,817
Liver 11,886 8,906
Heart 1,707 3,658
Lung 3,521 2,539
Other* 281 1,115

*Other includes allograft transplants like face, hands, and abdominal wall.

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Figure 2: Organs People Are Waiting For (September 2021)

Organ Percentage
Kidney 83%
Liver 10%
Pancreas 1%
Heart 3%
Lung 1%
Other* 2%

*Other includes allograft transplants like face, hands, and abdominal wall.

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Figure 3: Waiting List by Age (September 2021)

Age in Years Number on the Waiting List
Under 5 611
6 - 10 466
11 - 17 876
18 - 34 9,719
35 - 49 26,251
50 - 64 50,361
65 + 28,770

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Figure 4: Patients on the Waiting List vs. Transplants Performed by Ethnicity (2020) 

Ethnicity Waiting List (Needed) Transplants Performed (Received)
Caucasian 43,309 20,998
African American 30,807 8,415
Hispanic 22,244 6,587
Asian 9,093 2,235
Other* 2,752 800

* Other includes American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, Multiracial

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Figure 5: Deceased Donation by Age (2020) 

Age in Years Donations
Under 5 307
6 - 10 113
11 - 17 440
18 - 34 3,554
35 - 49 3,629
50 - 64 3,726
65 + 819

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Figure 6: Number of Deceased and Living Donors (2020)

  • Living: 5,727
  • Deceased: 12,588

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