National Transplant Data

Updated February 12, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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 134,564
Kidney 109,455
Liver 15,907
Kidney/Pancreas 2,077
Heart 4,013
Lung 1,691
Pancreas 1,127
Intestine 251
Heart/Lung 43
NOTE: As of Jan. 30, 2014. 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:

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