How many organ transplants were done in the US in 2019? The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) says nearly 40,000. Over 23,000 were kidney transplants in 2019. OPTN’s website shows detailed statistics on organ transplants, including states and regions. As of mid-August 2020, there were over 109,000 waiting list candidates (over 92,000 for kidneys). Recent 2019 and year to date 2020 transplant volumes are shown. Median waiting time for some types of transplants can be found at this website.