Summary of Deceased Organ Donation

 

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

. Latest release November 2017

2000 to 2016 Historical Summaries by month and state (PDF reports)

1989 to 2016 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

2017 Monthly Totals (not adjusted for population)

Cumulative incidence of deceased donors 2012-2017
3-month moving average vs actual number of deceased donors per month
Deceased donors per month 2017 - Australia
Deceased donors per month 2017 - NSW
Deceased donors per month 2017 - VIC
Deceased donors per month 2017 - QLD
Deceased donors per month 2017 - SA
Deceased donors per month 2017 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 16 15 11 10 12 11 6 14 7 10 9   121
VIC 15 5 10 13 17 11 9 16 10 15 17   138
QLD 10 5 12 3 10 9 10 11 12 7 10   99
SA 2 3 4 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 7   31
WA 4 1 7 6 4 5 7 5 4 4 2   49
TAS 1 0 1 3 0 3 1 2 2 1 2   16
NT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0   3
ACT 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 0   14
AUSTRALIA 50 31 48 36 46 42 36 54 38 43 47   471

   

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.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 3 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 3 3 0   18
VIC 2 1 3 8 3 5 3 3 3 8 4   43
QLD 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 5 3   19
SA 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 3   13
WA 1 2 0 2 0 3 2 3 1 1 1   16
TAS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0   5
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1
ACT 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2
AUSTRALIA 9 6 5 14 7 11 13 14 10 17 11   117

   

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.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 10 9 6 6 8 8 4 11 2 9 6   79
VIC 12 5 6 8 14 8 6 10 2 8 7   86
QLD 6 2 9 3 8 9 8 8 6 5 5   69
SA 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 4   22
WA 4 1 4 6 1 4 7 3 2 4 2   38
TAS 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 2 2 1 1   13
NT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0   3
ACT 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   4
AUSTRALIA 34 20 29 26 32 35 28 36 17 32 25 0 314

   

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 2012-2017
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant recipients per month
Number of transplant recipients per month 2017 - Australia
Number of transplant recipients per month 2017 - NSW
Number of transplant recipients per month 2017 - VIC
Number of transplant recipients per month 2017 - QLD
Number of transplant recipients per month 2017 - SA
Number of transplant recipients per month 2017 - WA

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 38 40 26 21 34 37 16 47 11 34 22   326
VIC 45 18 30 30 51 29 26 47 20 33 36   365
QLD 29 14 38 9 29 33 26 26 28 18 27   277
SA 6 12 10 3 5 7 6 6 11 6 14   86
WA 14 3 20 18 8 17 24 16 10 15 6   151
TAS 3 0 2 10 0 10 3 7 6 4 7   52
NT 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0   9
ACT 2 3 10 0 2 0 0 8 0 5 0   30
AUSTRALIA 137 90 136 91 129 136 101 157 86 121 112   1296

Average Recipients Transplanted per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.8 3.4 2.7 3.4 1.6 3.4 2.4   2.7
VIC 3.0 3.6 3.0 2.3 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.9 2.0 2.2 2.1   2.6
QLD 2.9 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.6 2.7   2.8
SA 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.0 3.0 3.7 3.0 2.0   2.8
WA 3.5 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.5 3.8 3.0   3.1
TAS 3.0 0.0 2.0 3.3 0.0 3.3 3.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.5   3.3
NT 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0   3.0
ACT 1.0 1.5 3.3 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.5 0.0   2.1
AUSTRALIA 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.8 3.2 2.8 2.9 2.3 2.8 2.4   2.8

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.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 5 1 0 3 1 2 1 7 0 2 0   22
VIC 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0   15
QLD 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0   8
SA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   2
WA 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2   10
TAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
NT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1
ACT 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   4
AUSTRALIA 10 3 8 5 3 5 5 13 3 5 2   62

   

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

2017 Monthly Totals

Cumulative incidence of transplant organs 2012-2017
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant organs per month
Number of transplant organs per month 2017 - Australia
Number of transplant organs per month 2017 - NSW
Number of transplant organs per month 2017 - VIC
Number of transplant organs per month 2017 - QLD
Number of transplant organs per month 2017 - SA
Number of transplant organs per month 2017 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 44 44 28 25 40 44 16 60 11 42 23   377
VIC 55 20 34 39 63 33 29 60 23 40 42   438
QLD 35 15 42 10 33 36 35 30 34 23 31   324
SA 6 14 12 3 6 8 7 7 14 5 17   99
WA 16 4 24 23 9 20 29 20 11 18 8   182
TAS 3 0 2 11 0 12 4 7 6 5 8   58
NT 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0   10
ACT 2 4 15 0 2 0 0 9 0 5 0   37
AUSTRALIA 161 101 157 111 153 157 120 193 99 144 129   1525

Average Transplant Organs per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.8 2.9 2.5 2.5 3.3 4.0 2.7 4.3 1.6 4.2 2.6   3.1
VIC 3.7 4.0 3.4 3.0 3.7 3.0 3.2 3.8 2.3 2.7 2.5   3.2
QLD 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.3 3.3 4.0 3.5 2.7 2.8 3.3 3.1   3.3
SA 3.0 4.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 2.3 3.5 4.7 2.5 2.4   3.2
WA 4.0 4.0 3.4 3.8 2.3 4.0 4.1 4.0 2.8 4.5 4.0   3.7
TAS 3.0 0.0 2.0 3.7 0.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 5.0 4.0   3.6
NT 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0   3.3
ACT 1.0 2.0 5.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.5 0.0   2.6
AUSTRALIA 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.7 3.3 3.6 2.6 3.3 2.7   3.2

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.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 43 41 26 24 35 39 17 54 11 36 22   348
VIC 47 19 32 31 52 31 27 51 20 34 36   380
QLD 32 14 38 9 29 33 28 26 30 19 27   285
SA 6 12 10 3 6 7 6 6 12 6 14   88
WA 14 4 23 21 8 17 25 17 10 16 8   163
TAS 3 0 2 10 0 10 3 7 6 4 7   52
NT 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0   10
ACT 2 3 13 0 2 0 0 9 0 5 0   34
AUSTRALIA 147 93 144 98 132 141 106 170 89 126 114   1360

Average Transplantation Procedures per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.9 3.5 2.8 3.9 1.6 3.6 2.4   2.9
VIC 3.1 3.8 3.2 2.4 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.2 2.0 2.3 2.1   2.8
QLD 3.2 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.7 2.8 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.7   2.9
SA 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0   2.8
WA 3.5 4.0 3.3 3.5 2.0 3.4 3.6 3.4 2.5 4.0 4.0   3.3
TAS 3.0 0.0 2.0 3.3 0.0 3.3 3.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.5   3.3
NT 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0   3.3
ACT 1.0 1.5 4.3 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.5 0.0   2.4
AUSTRALIA 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.9 3.4 2.9 3.1 2.3 2.9 2.4   2.9

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

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 1 6 4 2 3 0 2 2 3 1   26
VIC 3 0 4 8 6 2 2 6 7 9 10   57
QLD 5 1 3 0 4 1 2 6 4 2 5   33
SA 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1   6
WA 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0   6
TAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
ACT 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   7
AUSTRALIA 12 4 18 13 13 7 6 17 15 15 17   137

Transplant Recipients Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 2 14 6 4 8 0 4 2 7 2   51
VIC 10 0 9 15 14 5 3 10 15 10 20   111
QLD 13 2 7 0 10 3 4 12 7 3 12   73
SA 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 2   14
WA 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0   13
TAS 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   6
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
ACT 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   15
AUSTRALIA 29 7 42 24 30 17 13 33 30 22 36   283

   

Organs Transplanted Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 2 16 7 4 9 0 5 3 9 2   59
VIC 13 0 9 19 18 6 4 13 18 12 24   136
QLD 15 2 8 0 12 3 6 16 9 4 14   89
SA 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2   15
WA 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 0   16
TAS 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   8
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
ACT 2 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   18
AUSTRALIA 34 8 48 30 36 19 18 42 37 27 42   341

   

Transplantation Procedures Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2017 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 2 14 6 4 8 0 4 2 7 2   51
VIC 10 0 9 15 14 5 3 11 15 10 20   112
QLD 13 2 7 0 10 3 4 12 7 3 12   73
SA 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 2   14
WA 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0   13
TAS 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   6
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
ACT 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   16
AUSTRALIA 29 7 43 24 30 17 13 34 30 22 36   285

   

Historical Summaries Reports

Page updated: 6 December 2017