That means about 20 people die each day awaiting an organ transplant in the US.1,2 Without new options for patients with organ failure, transplant waiting lists will continue to grow. More patients will die while waiting, and more patients will suffer due to current suboptimal alternatives to transplant.
Transplant shortage crisis
The shortage of transplantable organs and cells for patients with organ failure is a global crisis that continues to worsen.
The supply simply cannot keep pace with the demand. While a remarkable 39,035 transplants were performed in 2020, more than 100,000 people remained on waiting lists as of October 2021.1,2