Summary of Deceased Organ Donation

 

As of November 2015, there have been some modifications to the counting of recipient and transplant numbers. There has been no change to the counting of donor numbers. These revised counting rules for transplant recipients, organs transplanted and organ transplants (or organ transplant procedures) are consistent with international definitions which have been developed by ANZOD in conjunction with the OTA. The changes are summarised in the report below.

 

Revised definition and counting methodology report

The Monthly Summary of Organ Donation statistics is published each month on the fifth working day of the following month.

. Latest release August 2016

2000 to 2015 Historical Summaries by month and state (PDF reports)

1989 to 2015 Summaries by year and state. Includes donors per million population by year.

Data may be amended when validated against the organ donor registry sheets.

Actual Donors Recipients of Multiple Organs
Intended Donors Organs Transplanted
Multiorgan Donors Transplantation Procedures
Transplant Recipients Donation Following Circulatory Death


Actual Deceased Donors

An actual donor is defined as a person for whom the organ retrieval procedure commenced in the operating room (with surgical incision) for the purpose of transplantation. This includes donors who may have been deemed medically unsuitable during surgery or after the removal of organs.

Plots illustrating number of actual deceased organ donors per month

Cumulative incidence of deceased donors 2011-2016
3-month moving average vs actual number of deceased donors per month
Deceased donors per month 2016 - Australia
Deceased donors per month 2016 - NSW
Deceased donors per month 2016 - VIC
Deceased donors per month 2016 - QLD
Deceased donors per month 2016 - SA
Deceased donors per month 2016 - WA
Deceased donors per month 2016 - NT
Deceased donors per month 2016 - TAS
Deceased donors per month 2016 - ACT

2016 Monthly Totals (not adjusted for population)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 7 15 12 11 7 11 7 15         85
VIC 16 13 11 13 11 11 8 14         97
QLD 11 6 12 6 7 7 5 7         61
SA 4 1 4 0 3 3 7 8         30
WA 3 2 5 4 2 2 7 4         29
TAS 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0         6
NT 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0         5
ACT 2 2 1 0 3 1 2 5         16
AUSTRALIA 43 40 46 39 34 36 38 53         329

   

Intended Donors

An intended donor is a person for whom the donation workup was initiated as evidenced by both (i) formal written consent for donation of specific organs and/or tissues, and (ii) blood for tissue typing sent with allocation of a donor ID, but donation did not proceed.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 5 3 2 0 2 6 2 3         23
VIC 4 6 2 3 4 1 3 8         31
QLD 4 1 1 2 0 6 1 0         15
SA 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3         7
WA 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2         6
TAS 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0         3
NT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0         1
ACT 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0         1
AUSTRALIA 13 11 5 7 10 16 9 16         87

   

Multiorgan Donors

A multiorgan donor is an actual deceased organ donor from whom at least two different types of organs have been retrieved for the purpose of transplantation.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 7 9 8 8 5 7 2 8         54
VIC 12 11 9 11 8 7 7 9         74
QLD 7 4 9 4 6 6 4 6         46
SA 4 1 4 0 3 2 7 4         25
WA 3 2 5 3 2 1 5 3         24
TAS 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0         4
NT 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0         3
ACT 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 2         10
AUSTRALIA 35 29 36 30 27 23 28 32 0 0 0 0 240

   

Transplant Recipients from Deceased Organ Donors.

Note: Recipients transplanted with one or more organs are counted as one in the following monthly totals.

Plots illustrating number of transplant recipients per month

Cumulative incidence of transplant recipients 2011-2016
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant recipients per month
Number of transplant recipients per month 2016 - Australia
Number of transplant recipients per month 2016 - NSW
Number of transplant recipients per month 2016 - VIC
Number of transplant recipients per month 2016 - QLD
Number of transplant recipients per month 2016 - SA
Number of transplant recipients per month 2016 - WA

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 23 41 30 35 21 33 12 39         234
VIC 41 39 29 40 37 32 23 36         277
QLD 32 14 31 17 23 21 17 27         182
SA 15 5 14 0 9 11 26 20         100
WA 13 7 14 13 7 6 18 9         87
TAS 0 0 1 10 2 0 0 0         13
NT 0 4 0 6 0 0 5 0         15
ACT 10 6 4 0 11 0 7 12         50
AUSTRALIA 134 116 123 121 110 103 108 143         958

Average Recipients Transplanted per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 3.3 2.7 2.5 3.2 3.0 3.0 1.7 2.6         2.8
VIC 2.6 3.0 2.6 3.1 3.4 2.9 2.9 2.6         2.9
QLD 2.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.4 3.9         3.0
SA 3.8 5.0 3.5 0.0 3.0 3.7 3.7 2.5         3.3
WA 4.3 3.5 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.3         3.0
TAS 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0         2.2
NT 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0         3.0
ACT 5.0 3.0 4.0 0.0 3.7 0.0 3.5 2.4         3.1
AUSTRALIA 3.1 2.9 2.7 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.7         2.9

numerator = total recipients; denominator = total actual recipients


   

Recipients of Multiple Organs.

A transplant recipient where two or more different types of organs have been utilised for transplantation in the same operative procedure. This excludes double adult kidney, en bloc kidney and double lung transplants. A single recipient can receive multiple organs in a single transplantation event.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 3         9
VIC 2 2 2 1 3 0 0 4         14
QLD 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 0         8
SA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1         1
WA 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0         4
TAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0         1
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0
ACT 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1         4
AUSTRALIA 6 8 5 3 5 4 1 9         41

   

Organs Transplanted from Deceased Organ Donors.

Each organ is counted individually regardless of the type of transplantation procedure.

Note: Counts by type of organ are contained in the latest release.

Plots illustrating number of organs transplanted per month

2016 Monthly Totals

Cumulative incidence of transplant organs 2011-2016
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant organs per month
Number of transplant organs per month 2016 - Australia
Number of transplant organs per month 2016 - NSW
Number of transplant organs per month 2016 - VIC
Number of transplant organs per month 2016 - QLD
Number of transplant organs per month 2016 - SA
Number of transplant organs per month 2016 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 28 52 35 38 22 35 14 47         271
VIC 48 47 36 45 46 37 28 46         333
QLD 37 17 36 19 26 26 20 28         209
SA 16 6 16 0 10 13 29 22         112
WA 17 8 17 16 8 7 20 10         103
TAS 0 0 2 13 3 0 0 0         18
NT 0 5 0 7 0 0 5 0         17
ACT 13 6 4 0 13 0 7 14         57
AUSTRALIA 159 141 146 138 128 118 123 167         1120

Average Transplant Organs per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 4.0 3.5 2.9 3.5 3.1 3.2 2.0 3.1         3.2
VIC 3.0 3.6 3.3 3.5 4.2 3.4 3.5 3.3         3.4
QLD 3.4 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.7 3.7 4.0 4.0         3.4
SA 4.0 6.0 4.0 0.0 3.3 4.3 4.1 2.8         3.7
WA 5.7 4.0 3.4 4.0 4.0 3.5 2.9 2.5         3.6
TAS 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.3 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0         3.0
NT 0.0 5.0 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0         3.4
ACT 6.5 3.0 4.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 3.5 2.8         3.6
AUSTRALIA 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.2         3.4

numerator = total organs; denominator = total actual donors


   

Transplantation Procedures of Organs from Deceased Organ Donors.

Note: Counts of procedures by type of organ are contained in the latest release.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 23 46 30 35 21 34 12 42         243
VIC 43 41 31 41 40 32 23 40         291
QLD 34 15 32 17 24 23 18 27         190
SA 15 5 14 0 9 11 26 21         101
WA 14 7 15 14 7 7 18 9         91
TAS 0 0 1 11 2 0 0 0         14
NT 0 4 0 6 0 0 5 0         15
ACT 11 6 5 0 12 0 7 13         54
AUSTRALIA 140 124 128 124 115 107 109 152         999

Average Transplantation Procedures per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 3.3 3.1 2.5 3.2 3.0 3.1 1.7 2.8         2.9
VIC 2.7 3.2 2.8 3.2 3.6 2.9 2.9 2.9         3.0
QLD 3.1 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.9         3.1
SA 3.8 5.0 3.5 0.0 3.0 3.7 3.7 2.6         3.4
WA 4.7 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.6 2.3         3.1
TAS 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0         2.3
NT 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0         3.0
ACT 5.5 3.0 5.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.5 2.6         3.4
AUSTRALIA 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.9         3.0

numerator = total procedures; denominator = total actual donors


   

Donation Following Circulatory Death

Donation after circulatory death - Donation, for the purpose of transplantation, occurs following the death of a person resulting from the irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory function.

Actual Donors Following Circulatory Death

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 7         25
VIC 5 8 7 5 4 4 4 2         39
QLD 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2         9
SA 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2         5
WA 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1         5
TAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0
NT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0         2
ACT 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1         3
AUSTRALIA 11 16 13 8 8 7 10 15         88

Transplant Recipients Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 9 5 7 2 2 2 5 13         45
VIC 10 22 16 12 7 9 11 2         89
QLD 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 5         16
SA 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 4         12
WA 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 1         9
TAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0
NT 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0         6
ACT 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1         3
AUSTRALIA 24 38 29 15 13 11 24 26         180

   

Organs Transplanted Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 11 6 8 2 2 2 6 16         53
VIC 12 25 21 12 9 10 13 4         106
QLD 5 2 0 2 4 0 0 5         18
SA 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 4         12
WA 0 4 4 0 0 0 2 1         11
TAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0
NT 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0         7
ACT 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2         4
AUSTRALIA 28 44 36 16 16 12 27 32         211

   

Transplantation Procedures Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2016 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 9 5 7 2 2 2 5 13         45
VIC 10 22 17 12 7 9 11 2         90
QLD 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 5         16
SA 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 4         12
WA 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 1         9
TAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0
NT 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0         6
ACT 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1         3
AUSTRALIA 24 38 30 15 13 11 24 26         181

   

Historical Summaries Reports

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