OPTN/SRTR 2017 Annual Data Report: Lung

Valapour M1,2, Lehr CJ2, Skeans MA1, Smith JM1,3, Uccellini K4,5, Lehman R4,5, Robinson A4,5, Israni AK1,6,7, Snyder JJ1,6, Kasiske BL1,7.  (UNOS,  Richmond)

Am J Transplant. 2019 Feb;19 Suppl 2:404-484. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15279. OPTN/SRTR 2017

Each year since 2012, the number of lung transplants has increased, reflecting an increase in the number of donors, improved use of recovered organs, and more candidates being listed for transplant. However, the need for organs continues to outpace available donors. Despite an increase of 126 donors in 2017, 1360 candidates remained on the waiting list at the end of the year, and 326 patients died or became too sick to undergo transplant. Approximately 14,000 individuals were living with  a lung transplant in 2017; 9492 were aged 50 years or older, 4075 were aged 18-49 years, and 408 were aged younger than 18 years.

KEYWORDS: End-stage lung disease; LAS; lung allocation score; lung transplant; organ allocation; revised lung allocation score; transplant outcomes.

PMID: 30811892 DOI: 10.1111/ajt.15279