Transplants During Pandemic Nearly Equal to Previous Year
A recent article notes the UNOS update that the number of transplants performed during the calendar year 2020 nearly equaled the number done during the previous year.
Although the number of living donor organs decreased, the number of deceased organ donations actually increased, making the pandemic's impact on transplantation less significant than originally feared.
“Our fear that the most acute patients — who can’t wait — were going to miss their opportunity for transplant did not materialize. The system was really able to scramble and pull itself together and meet the needs of those patients,” said Alexandra Glazier, president and CEO of New England Donor Services.