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COVID‐19 has been sweeping the globe, hitting the US significantly laborious with a state of emergency declared on 3/13/2020. Transplant hospitals have taken numerous precautions to guard sufferers from potential publicity. OPTN donor, candidate, and transplant knowledge was analyzed from 1/5/2020‐9/5/2020. The variety of new ready checklist registrations decreased, with the Northeast seeing over a 50% lower from the week of three/eight versus the week of 4/5. The nationwide transplant system noticed close to cessation of dwelling donor transplantation (‐90%) from the week of three/eight to the week of 4/5. Equally, deceased donor kidney transplant quantity dropped from 367 to 202 (‐45%), and different organs noticed related decreases: lung (‐70%), coronary heart (‐43%), and liver (‐37%). Deceased donors recovered dropped from 260 to 163 (‐45%) from 3/eight in comparison with 4/5, together with a 67% lower for lungs recovered. The magnitude of this lower assorted by geographic space, with the biggest % change (‐67%) within the Northeast. Regardless of the pandemic, discard charges throughout organ has remained secure. Though the COVID‐ 19 pandemic continues to evolve, OPTN knowledge reveals current proof of stabilization, a sign that an early restoration of the variety of dwelling and deceased donors and transplants has ensued.