If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]
As of 09-25-12 at 2041 ET, there are 3.286 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US. In 2012, 1,212 patients have received heart transplants. In 2011, 2,322 heart transplants were performed. In 2012 462 Blood Type O patients received a heart transplant. 499 Blood Type A patients received a heart transplant. 172 […]
According to the OPTN – UNOS website, as of 12-07-10: * There are 3,206 persons waiting for a heart transplant tonight. * As of 12-07-10, 1,569 heart transplants have been performed. * In Florida, there are 132 persons awaiting heart transplantation. * In New York State, there are 320 persons waiting for a heart transplant. […]
When patients meet the transplant center’s criteria and are accepted for transplantation, all their data is submitted to the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS has been the administrative arm of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) since inception on September 30, 1986.