The year 2019 was a record-breaker for living donor transplants.  In a recent update to those astonishing numbers, UNOS took a look at hospitals leading the way in living donor liver transplants.

According to a newly released report, “61 transplant hospitals across the country have performed at least one living donor liver transplant in the past two years.”  Most of the surgeries occurred in hospitals with very active living donor transplant programs.


6
 in 2017 | 30 in 2018 | 38 in 2019

112 to date


13
 in 2017 | 6 in 2018 | 23 in 2019

227 to date

23 in 2017 | 15 in 2018 | 24 in 2019

386 to date

8 in 2017 | 19 in 2018 | 26 in 2019

168 to date

60 in 2017 | 56 in 2018 | 76 in 2019

488 to date

“2019 was a record-shattering year overall for living donation — the 7,397 total living donor transplants in 2019 far exceeded the previous record of 6,992 set in 2004. In total, health care teams across the country performed 39,718 transplants with organs from both deceased and living donors. This marks an 8.7 percent increase over 2018 and a seventh consecutive annual record. Read more about how the donation and transplant community helped save more lives than ever before in 2019.”  — UNOS

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