The cost of transplantation can be staggering and continues to rise as new technology and pharmacology become available.
Incidence of Transplants
According to the United Organ Sharing Network (UNOS), there are currently over 89,000 patients listed for a transplant. The breakdown of types of transplants as a percentage of the total is shown in the chart below. There continues to be a disparity between the number of transplants requested and the number of organs available. Only 40% of the patients waiting for a solid organ transplant will get one. To view the current wait list statistics and the number of transplants completed and organs donated, please go to www.unos.org.