Number of U.S. Transplants Per Year, 1988–2008

The following table shows the number of transplants per year in the United States from 1988 to the present, according to types of organs including heart, liver, lung, pancreas, kidney, and intestine.

  1988 1990 1995 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 20081
Heart 1,676 2,107 2,363 2,198 2,202 2,056 2,016 2,127 2,192 2,209 1,802
Heart/Lung 74 52 69 48 27 29 39 33 31 31 19
Intestine 5 46 82 111 116 152 178 175 198 155
Kidney 8,873 9,416 11,081 13,612 14,263 15,134 15,999 16,477 17,091 16,629 13,743
Kidney/Pancreas 171 459 919 915 891 870 880 903 924 862 705
Liver 1,713 2,690 3,934 4,995 5,185 5,669 6,167 6,444 6,650 6,494 5,273
Lung 33 203 872 959 1,058 1,085 1,173 1,408 1,405 1,468 1,221
Pancreas 78 69 109 472 438 502 603 541 463 469 370
Total: All organs 12,618 15,001 19,393 23,248 24,208 25,461 27,029 28,111 28,931 28,358 23,288
1. As of Jan. 9, 2009
NOTE: Kidney-pancreas transplants are counted apart from kidney transplants and pancreas transplants and do not show up in the totals for the individual organs. Double kidney, double lung, and heart-lung transplants are each counted as one transplant. All other multi-organ transplants are included in the total for each individual organ.
Source: National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

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Registered U.S. Patients Waiting for Transplants Health Number of Cadaveric U.S. Organ Donors
Number of U.S. Transplants Per Year, 1988–2008

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