Minority Statistics

Some diseases of the kidney, heart, lung, pancreas, and liver are found more frequently among minorities than in the general population. For this reason, people in minority groups have a particularly high need for organ transplants. Find current transplant waiting list statistics for minorities in Pennsylvania and the United States below:

National Transplant Waiting List Report

All Organs Kidney Liver Pancreas Kidney/
Pancreas
Heart Lung Heart/
Lung
intestine
All Ethnicities 119,712 99,237 14,639 950 1,858 4,087 1,432 42 277
White 50,223 36,315 9,945 684 1,028 2,520 1,112 26 147
Black 35,505 33,077 1,157 124 492 1,037 151 6 59
Hispanic 22,786 19,783 2,539 107 269 381 103 6 51
Asian 9,021 8,132 782 22 39 103 41 3 11
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,181 1,025 141 7 18 9 7 1 3
Pacific Islander 595 558 22 2 3 13 2 0 2
Multiracial 848 738 69 5 14 26 6 0 5
All Ethnicities
All Organs 119,712
Kidney 99,237
Liver 14,639
Pancreas 950
Kidney/Pancreas 1,858
Heart 4,087
Lung 1,432
Heart/Lung 42
Intenstine 277
White
All Organs 50,223
Kidney 36,315
Liver 9,945
Pancreas 684
Kidney/Pancreas 1,028
Heart 2,520
Lung 1,112
Heart/Lung 26
Intenstine 147
Black
All Organs 35,505
Kidney 33,077
Liver 1,157
Pancreas 124
Kidney/Pancreas 492
Heart 1,037
Lung 151
Heart/Lung 6
Intenstine 59
Hispanic
All Organs 22,786
Kidney 19,783
Liver 2,539
Pancreas 107
Kidney/Pancreas 269
Heart 381
Lung 103
Heart/Lung 6
Intenstine 51
Asian
All Organs 9,021
Kidney 8,132
Liver 782
Pancreas 22
Kidney/Pancreas 39
Heart 103
Lung 41
Heart/Lung 3
Intenstine 11
American Indian / Alaska Native
All Organs 1,181
Kidney 1,025
Liver 141
Pancreas 7
Kidney/Pancreas 18
Heart 9
Lung 7
Heart/Lung 1
Intenstine 3
Pacific Islander
All Organs 595
Kidney 558
Liver 22
Pancreas 2
Kidney/Pancreas 3
Heart 13
Lung 2
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 2
Multiracial
All Organs 848
Kidney 738
Liver 69
Pancreas 5
Kidney/Pancreas 14
Heart 26
Lung 6
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 5

* According to OPTN.org as of October 18, 2016


Pennsylvania State Transplant Waiting List Report

All Organs Kidney Liver Pancreas Kidney/
Pancreas
Heart Lung Heart/
Lung
intestine
All Ethnicities 7,961 6,523 946 108 112 202 193 2 108
White 4,330 3,209 770 87 74 147 155 1 60
Black 2,745 2,555 88 12 27 46 27 1 23
Hispanic 457 359 65 9 11 5 8 0 22
Asian 366 338 21 0 0 4 2 0 2
American Indian / Alaska Native 15 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pacific Islander 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiracial 46 44 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
All Ethnicities
All Organs 7,961
Kidney 6,523
Liver 946
Pancreas 108
Kidney/Pancreas 112
Heart 202
Lung 193
Heart/Lung 2
Intenstine 108
White
All Organs 4,330
Kidney 3,209
Liver 770
Pancreas 87
Kidney/Pancreas 74
Heart 147
Lung 155
Heart/Lung 1
Intenstine 60
Black
All Organs 2,745
Kidney 2,555
Liver 88
Pancreas 12
Kidney/Pancreas 27
Heart 46
Lung 27
Heart/Lung 1
Intenstine 23
Hispanic
All Organs 457
Kidney 359
Liver 65
Pancreas 9
Kidney/Pancreas 11
Heart 5
Lung 8
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 22
Asian
All Organs 366
Kidney 338
Liver 21
Pancreas 0
Kidney/Pancreas 0
Heart 4
Lung 2
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 2
American Indian / Alaska Native
All Organs 15
Kidney 14
Liver 0
Pancreas 0
Kidney/Pancreas 0
Heart 0
Lung 1
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 0
Pacific Islander
All Organs 7
Kidney 7
Liver 0
Pancreas 0
Kidney/Pancreas 0
Heart 0
Lung 0
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 0
Multiracial
All Organs 46
Kidney 44
Liver 2
Pancreas 0
Kidney/Pancreas 0
Heart 0
Lung 0
Heart/Lung 0
Intenstine 1

* According to OPTN.org as of October 18, 2016


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