(CNN/KYMA, KECY) – The U.S. is modernizing and reforming its organ transplant system.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced the organ procurement and transplantation network will have a new data dashboard.
The main focus of the overhaul is accountability and transparency.
The data dashboard will provide details about individual transplant centers, organ retrievals, and waitlists.
The non-profit United Network for Organ Sharing — or UNOS — manages the national system.
They have been criticized for its handling of organs, long waitlists, and deaths among patients.
More than 100,000 Americans are on the waitlist for a new organ and about 6,000 Americans die each year waiting for one.