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Detailed Description of Data

Figure 1: Patients on the Waiting List vs. Transplants Performed by Organ (2021)

Organ Needed Received
Kidney 90,483 24,670
Liver 11,611 9,236
Heart 3,502 3,817
Lung 1,051 2,524
Other* 290 1,108

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

Data collected in February 2022

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Figure 2: Organs People Are Waiting For (February 2022)

Organ Percentage
Kidney 83%
Liver 11%
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 (February 2022)

Age in Years Number on the Waiting List
Under 5 605
6 - 10 439
11 - 17 874
18 - 34 8,593
35 - 49 23,412
50 - 64 45,758
65 + 26,929

Data collected in February 2022

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Figure 4: Patients on the Waiting List vs. Transplants Performed by Ethnicity (2021) 

Ethnicity Waiting List (Needed) Transplants Performed (Received)
Caucasian 43,025 21,359
African American 30,181 9,252
Hispanic 22,344 7,498
Asian 9,153 2,467
Other* 2,371 778

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

Data collected in February 2022

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Figure 5: Deceased Donation by Age (2021) 

Age in Years Donations
Under 5 341
6 - 10 103
11 - 17 478
18 - 34 3,573
35 - 49 4,114
50 - 64 4,271
65 + 983

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Figure 6: Number of Deceased and Living Donors (2021)

  • Living: 6,539
  • Deceased: 13,863

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