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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

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Infectious Disease Transmission during Organ and Tissue Transplantation

Melissa A. GreenwaldComments to Author , Matthew J. Kuehnert, and Jay A. Fishman
Author affiliations: Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA (M.A. Greenwald); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.J. Kuehnert); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (J.A. Fishman); and Harvard Medical School, Boston (J.A. Fishman)

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Number of deceased and living organ donors and deceased tissue donors, United States, 1998–2012. Organ donor data source: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Tissue donor data source: American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) survey data. Survey data for tissue donors includes only AATB-accredited tissue banks, except in 2007, when data were collected from accredited and nonaccredited tissue banks. No information is available regarding the number of organ and tissue donors.

Figure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Number of deceased and living organ donors and deceased tissue donors, United States, 1998–2012. Organ donor data source: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Tissue donor data source: American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) survey data. Survey data for tissue donors includes only AATB-accredited tissue banks, except in 2007, when data were collected from accredited and nonaccredited tissue banks. No information is available regarding the number of organ and tissue donors.

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