Glossary Term

Active Candidate

A transplant candidate eligible to be considered for organ offers at a given point in time. Some transplant candidates are temporarily classified as “inactive” by their transplant center because they are medically unsuitable for transplantation or need to complete other eligibility requirements.
(OPTN Glossary May 2021)

A candidate on the waiting list who is currently suitable for transplantation and eligible to receive organ offers.
(OPTN Policy Definitions May 2021)