Tag: Organ Procurement and transplantation Network
US Health News publishes an annual report evaluating the nation’s hospitals in a number of specialties, including cardiology and specialties like Heart Transplantation.
As of August 31st, 2011, there are 121,264 patients on wait lists at U.S. Transplant Centers. Of those 121,264 patients, 3,202 persons are awaiting heart transplants while an additional 69 patients are awaiting a heart/lung transplant. The majority of wait listed patients (95,531) patients are awaiting a kidney transplant and another 16.952 patients are awaiting [...]
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.