2018 - Another Record Breaking Year for Organ Transplants!
There were more than 36,500 transplants in the US performed last year - making 2018 the 6th consecutive record-breaking year! Of these transplants, more 10,700 came from deceased donors and more than 6,900 came from living donors which is the highest living donor total since 2005.
Transplant Data for Illinois
Just like the great increase in the number of organ transplants in the US during 2018, the number of organ transplants also grew in the state of Illinois last year. The total number of organ transplants increased by more than 10% in the state of Illinois from 2017 – 2018. Here are the total number of transplants during 2018 in Illinois:
Number of transplants in Illinois in 2018 = 1,424
Number of transplants from deceased donors: 1,139
Number of transplants from living donors: 285
Here is a comparison of the number of transplants by organ in Illinois during 2017 and 2018:
Organ Transplants in 2017 Transplants in 2018
Heart 139 180
Liver 272 287
Lung 92 100
Kidney 722 798
Pancreas 11 8
Other organ/multiple organs 37 51
SOURCE: www.unos.org, www.optn.org