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National Transplant Data

The following table lists the number of registered patients in the United States who are waiting for transplants, according to type of organ.

Registered U.S. Patients Waiting for Transplants

Total patients 108,5131
Kidney 83,035
Liver 16,504
Lung 2,009
Heart 2,751
Kidney/Pancreas 2,323
Pancreas 1,587
Intestine 221
Heart/Lung 83
NOTE: As of Jan. 9, 2009. Patients can be listed with more than one transplant center, thus the number of registrations is greater than the actual number of patients.
1. 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.
Source: United Network for Organ Sharing. Web: www.unos.org.

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