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Patients Awaiting Transplant by State of Origin at January 2003.

Organ Donors in January 1 - December 31 2002

Patients Transplanted in Australia by Transplant State. January 1 - December 31 2002

Average Waiting Time for each Transplant in Australia at 31 December 2002

Average Waiting Time for each Organ by State at 31 December 2002

Deaths on Waiting List during 2002

Children/Young People less than 20 years old Waiting for a Transplant at 31 December 2002

Graft and Patient Survivals

Cost of Transplantation


SOURCE: Transplant data cross checked using figures provided by individual transplant units and the Australia and New Zealand Organ Donation Registry data. Includes organs received from New Zealand. Waiting List Data is provided by the national Organ Matching System.


Patients Awaiting Transplant by State of Origin at January 2003.

  QLD NSW/ACT VIC/TAS SA/NT WA TOTAL
Kidney 106 796 383 93 112 1490
Liver 33 23 19 3   78
Heart 18 27 18 0 7 70
Lung 22 38 42 10   112
Pancreas 5 16 6 4 4 35
Pancreas Islets   3       3
Total 184 903 468 110 123 1788

NB: Data provided by the National Organ Matching Service (NOMS).

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Organ Donors in January 1 - December 31 2002

  QLD NSW ACT VIC TAS SA NT WA TOTAL
Organ Donors 44 55 6 47 6 31 2 15 206
DPMP * (predicted) 12.1 8.4 19.1 9.7 12.8 20.7 10.2 7.9 10.6
Tissue Donors + 358 N/A N/A 236 - 74 - 47 -

* DPMP - donors per million population.

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Patients Transplanted in Australia by Transplant State. January 1 - December 31 2002

  QLD NSW VIC SA WA TOTAL
Kidney 111 173 202 77 49 612
- Cadaveric 77 121 92 56 28 374
- Live **(%) 34(31%) 52(30%) 110(55%) 21(27%) 21(43%) 238(39%)
Liver 38 61* 36 12 6 153
Heart 17 19 32* - 6 74
Heart/Lung 3 2 4 - - 9
Lung 15
12 double
3 single
31
28 double
3 single
45
25 double
20 single
- - 91
65 double
26 single
Pancreas# - 17 9 - - 26
TOTAL 184 303 328 89 61 965

Includes transplants performed in Australia with organs received from New Zealand. 

* includes one live donor for liver and domino heart

+ Tissue donors includes corneas, bone, heart valves (this figure does not include tissue donated from organ donors)

** represents percentage of live donor kidney transplants compared to total kidney transplants performed

^ includes 1 domino heart transplant

# All pancreas transplants with a kidney except for one pancreas only and one islets in NSW

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Average Waiting Time for each Transplant in Australia at 31 December 2002

Kidney 3.8 years
Heart 2.2 years
Liver 1.5 years
Lungs 1.2 years
Pancreas 1.7 years

Source: National Organ Matching System (NOMS)

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Average Waiting Time for each Organ by State at 31 December 2002

  NSW QLD SA VIC WA
Kidney 4.2 2.4 3.4 3.5 3.6
Liver 2.4 1.5 0.4 0.5 -
Heart 3.3 1.6 - 1.8 0.2
Lung 1.5 1.0 1.1 1.0 -
Pancreas 1.5 2.5 1.8 1.3 2.2

Source: National Organ Matching System (NOMS)

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Deaths on Waiting List during 2002

Includes only patients listed with the National Organ Matching System (NOMS) at the time of their death.

  NSW QLD SA VIC WA TOTAL
Kidney 22 7 3 14 3 49
Heart 0 4 0 4 2 10
Liver 0 10 0 12 0 22
Pancreas 1 1 0 0 1 3
Lung 6 9 2 6 0 23
All Organs 29 31 5 36 6 107

Source: National Organ Matching System (NOMS)

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Children/Young People less than 20 years old Waiting for a Transplant at 31 December 2002

Proportion of the overall waiting list
Kidneys 27 1%
Liver 10 13%
heart 3 4%
Lungs 9 8%
pancreas 1 3%
Total 50

Source: National Organ Matching System (NOMS)

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Graft Survival

Kidney at 1 year 90%
at 5 years 77%

Patient Survival

Heart at 1 year 90%
at 5 years 85%
Lung at 1 year 89%
at 5 years 75%
Liver at 1 year 90%
at 5 years 85%

Source: ANZDATA Registry Report, Australia and New Zealand Liver Transplant Registry Report, St Vincents / Alfred Transplant Units.

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Cost of Transplantation

This cost relates to the cost of the actual transplant (in patient stay). It does not include any cost of followup care

Kidney $14,754
Liver $47,030
Heart $34,894
Lung $96,067
Multiple Organs (eg kidney and pancreas) $41,360

Source: Queensland health Hospital Bench Marking Model 2002-03
National Hospital cost data collection results

It is estimated that the ongoing cost for transplant patients is $15,000 - $20,000 per year.

Average cost of haemodialysis  $50,000 per year.

Source: Australian Kidney Foundation.

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