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National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices

The National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices (NSODAP) is a nationally representative survey conducted to understand public opinion about organ donation and transplantation and how those opinions have shifted over time. Data and the reports for the 2019 and 2012 surveys are currently available.

2019 National Survey

The 2019 National Survey was completed by 10,000 U.S. adults online or by phone. Key findings include:

  • Current support for organ donation
  • Number of registered donors and mean of registration
  • Discussion with family members about organ donation and their wish
  • Beliefs about organ donation and transplantation
  • Allocation of organs by medical urgency or geographic location
  • Sources of information on organ donation in the past year

Download – NSODAP Data Dictionary XLSX
View and download the 2019 National Survey report (PDF - 3 MB)
Key findings were also presented via webinar. Watch the recording,
or access the webinar slides (PDF - 698 KB)
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Download the NSODAP data in one of the following formats:

Year Excel Format SAS Format STATA Format Data Dictionary Data Operations Manual Survey Report
2019 Download (approx. 16 MB) Download (approx. 28 MB) Download (approx. 5 MB) Download (approx. 45 KB) Download (approx. 266 KB) Download (approx. 3.2 MB)

2012 National Survey

The 2012 National Survey was completed by more than 3,200 U.S. adults online or by phone. Key findings include:

  • Willingness to donate organs
  • Willingness to donate hands and face
  • Number of registered donors
  • Attitudes toward financial incentives for organ donation
  • Allocation of organs by medical urgency or geographic location

Download the NSODAP data in one of the following formats:

Note: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please email Adriana Martinez, amartinez@hrsa.gov.

Year Excel Format SAS Format STATA Format Data Dictionary Data Operations Manual Survey Report
2012 Download (approx. 1.4 MB) Not available Not available Download (approx. 17 KB) Not available Download (approx. 1.9 MB)