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 March 2019

2000 to 2018 Historical Summaries by month and state (PDF reports)

1989 to 2018 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

2019 Monthly Totals (not adjusted for population)

Cumulative incidence of deceased donors 2014-2019
3-month moving average vs actual number of deceased donors per month
Deceased donors per month 2019 - Australia
Deceased donors per month 2019 - NSW
Deceased donors per month 2019 - VIC
Deceased donors per month 2019 - QLD
Deceased donors per month 2019 - SA
Deceased donors per month 2019 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 14 9 10                   33
VIC 17 11 19                   47
QLD 0 6 10                   16
SA 4 5 6                   15
WA 8 2 6                   16
TAS 1 1 3                   5
NT 0 1 0                   1
ACT 0 1 0                   1
AUSTRALIA 44 36 54                   134

   

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.

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 3 0 5                   8
VIC 6 8 8                   22
QLD 2 3 1                   6
SA 0 0 2                   2
WA 3 1 1                   5
TAS 1 0 0                   1
NT 0 0 0                   0
ACT 0 0 0                   0
AUSTRALIA 15 12 17                   44

   

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.

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 11 6 7                   24
VIC 11 5 12                   28
QLD 0 4 8                   12
SA 1 3 3                   7
WA 6 2 2                   10
TAS 1 1 1                   3
NT 0 0 0                   0
ACT 0 1 0                   1
AUSTRALIA 30 22 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85

   

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 2014-2019
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant recipients per month
Number of transplant recipients per month 2019 - Australia
Number of transplant recipients per month 2019 - NSW
Number of transplant recipients per month 2019 - VIC
Number of transplant recipients per month 2019 - QLD
Number of transplant recipients per month 2019 - SA
Number of transplant recipients per month 2019 - WA

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 39 28 22                   89
VIC 44 28 50                   122
QLD 0 22 28                   50
SA 5 14 17                   36
WA 25 6 11                   42
TAS 4 5 5                   14
NT 0 2 0                   2
ACT 0 4 0                   4
AUSTRALIA 117 109 133                   359

Average Recipients Transplanted per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.8 3.1 2.2                   2.7
VIC 2.6 2.5 2.6                   2.6
QLD 0.0 3.7 2.8                   3.1
SA 1.3 2.8 2.8                   2.4
WA 3.1 3.0 1.8                   2.6
TAS 4.0 5.0 1.7                   2.8
NT 0.0 2.0 0.0                   2.0
ACT 0.0 4.0 0.0                   4.0
AUSTRALIA 2.7 3.0 2.5                   2.7

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.

2019 Monthly Totals

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

   

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

2019 Monthly Totals

Cumulative incidence of transplant organs 2014-2019
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant organs per month
Number of transplant organs per month 2019 - Australia
Number of transplant organs per month 2019 - NSW
Number of transplant organs per month 2019 - VIC
Number of transplant organs per month 2019 - QLD
Number of transplant organs per month 2019 - SA
Number of transplant organs per month 2019 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 40 29 24                   93
VIC 57 32 56                   145
QLD 0 24 32                   56
SA 5 14 20                   39
WA 27 7 11                   45
TAS 4 6 5                   15
NT 0 2 0                   2
ACT 0 5 0                   5
AUSTRALIA 133 119 148                   400

Average Transplant Organs per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.9 3.2 2.4                   2.8
VIC 3.4 2.9 2.9                   3.1
QLD 0.0 4.0 3.2                   3.5
SA 1.3 2.8 3.3                   2.6
WA 3.4 3.5 1.8                   2.8
TAS 4.0 6.0 1.7                   3.0
NT 0.0 2.0 0.0                   2.0
ACT 0.0 5.0 0.0                   5.0
AUSTRALIA 3.0 3.3 2.7                   3.0

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.

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 41 30 23                   94
VIC 48 29 51                   128
QLD 0 22 29                   51
SA 5 14 18                   37
WA 25 7 11                   43
TAS 4 5 5                   14
NT 0 2 0                   2
ACT 0 4 0                   4
AUSTRALIA 123 113 137                   373

Average Transplantation Procedures per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.9 3.3 2.3                   2.8
VIC 2.8 2.6 2.7                   2.7
QLD 0.0 3.7 2.9                   3.2
SA 1.3 2.8 3.0                   2.5
WA 3.1 3.5 1.8                   2.7
TAS 4.0 5.0 1.7                   2.8
NT 0.0 2.0 0.0                   2.0
ACT 0.0 4.0 0.0                   4.0
AUSTRALIA 2.8 3.1 2.5                   2.8

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

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 1 1 4                   6
VIC 7 5 8                   20
QLD 0 1 2                   3
SA 1 2 2                   5
WA 4 0 4                   8
TAS 0 0 0                   0
NT 0 1 0                   1
ACT 0 1 0                   1
AUSTRALIA 13 11 20                   44

Transplant Recipients Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 4 8                   14
VIC 13 12 16                   41
QLD 0 5 2                   7
SA 1 2 3                   6
WA 8 0 4                   12
TAS 0 0 0                   0
NT 0 2 0                   2
ACT 0 4 0                   4
AUSTRALIA 24 29 33                   86

   

Organs Transplanted Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 4 8                   14
VIC 16 14 19                   49
QLD 0 6 2                   8
SA 1 2 3                   6
WA 9 0 4                   13
TAS 0 0 0                   0
NT 0 2 0                   2
ACT 0 5 0                   5
AUSTRALIA 28 33 36                   97

   

Transplantation Procedures Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2019 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 4 8                   14
VIC 13 12 16                   41
QLD 0 5 2                   7
SA 1 2 3                   6
WA 8 0 4                   12
TAS 0 0 0                   0
NT 0 2 0                   2
ACT 0 4 0                   4
AUSTRALIA 24 29 33                   86

   

Historical Summaries Reports

Page updated: 4 April 2019