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Welcome to the 2009 OPTN / SRTR Annual Report: Transplant Data 1999-2008

The U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients


Expert Explanation
Ten years of transplant data are analyzed and explained by more than 40 experts in transplantation.
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The Health Resources and Services Administration's Division of Transplantation administers and oversees two contracts to facilitate the nation's allocation system for organ transplantation. The OPTN, contracted by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), is responsible for operating the national network for organ procurement and allocation, and works to promote organ donation. The SRTR, contracted by the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, provides analytical support for the ongoing evaluation of scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation.

Contents of the Annual Report

  • Over 350 tables of comprehensive transplant data, showing both recent activity and 10-year trends
  • Ten chapters with analysis and explanation of the data tables prepared by more than 40 national experts, including three "special focus" articles on geographic variation in ESRD, DonorNet, and access and outcomes among minority patients.
  • Examinations of trends in waiting list patient counts and characteristics, highlighting the need for additional organ donors
  • Analyses of transplantation by organ, including patient outcome predictors and factors affecting patient survival
  • A review of trends in organ donation and utilization and recent efforts to increase the number of donors
  • Detailed discussions of issues frequently raised by patients, physicians, policy makers, and administrators

Annual Report Online

  • The current annual report's tables and chapters are available by navigation of the menus at the top of this page.
  • Download the entire 2009 Annual Report (Win-Zip Self Extractor file - 70.5 MB)
  • Previous annual reports for each year since 2003 are available in the Annual Report Archives.

This Annual Report is a publication of the Department of Health and Human Services. It was developed by contract for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation. The OPTN contract requires production and dissemination of this report; the SRTR contract requires coordination of the descriptive chapters and data-related sections of this report.

This is a U.S. government-sponsored work. There are no restrictions on its use. Citing the Annual Report.

Survival Rates
Find national graft and recipient survival rates for all organs from 1998 to 2007.
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Waiting List Outcomes
Survival and time to transplant are among the outcomes available for all wait-listed patients.
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Contact Information
Questions or Comments? Please contact the OPTN or SRTR for information.


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