Organ Transplants in the US Are on the Rise, but the Reason Why Means It’s Not Exactly a Public Health Triumph

January 10, 2017

(Quartz) – Organ transplants in the United States reached a record high for the fourth consecutive year. In 2016, more than 33,600 organ transplants were performed in the US, according to preliminary data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The total number of transplants increased nearly 9% from the year prior and a whopping 20% since 2012, when around 28,000 transplants were performed.