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 2018

2000 to 2017 Historical Summaries by month and state (PDF reports)

1989 to 2017 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

2018 Monthly Totals (not adjusted for population)

Cumulative incidence of deceased donors 2013-2018
3-month moving average vs actual number of deceased donors per month
Deceased donors per month 2018 - Australia
Deceased donors per month 2018 - NSW
Deceased donors per month 2018 - VIC
Deceased donors per month 2018 - QLD
Deceased donors per month 2018 - SA
Deceased donors per month 2018 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 10 13 18 14 12 10 15 16 11 11 8   138
VIC 16 10 17 10 18 22 16 17 15 16 21   178
QLD 4 10 11 9 7 10 6 7 2 12 9   87
SA 2 3 1 5 3 4 2 2 4 2 5   33
WA 2 4 5 2 1 1 1 6 6 3 7   38
TAS 2 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0   12
NT 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   4
ACT 3 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 2   19
AUSTRALIA 40 47 55 44 44 48 43 50 40 46 52   509

   

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.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 4 0 1 4 5 2 2 4 2 3 4   31
VIC 5 3 6 3 9 7 4 7 5 6 3   58
QLD 1 2 1 1 2 5 2 3 4 3 2   26
SA 1 0 2 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 2   17
WA 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 2   9
TAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
ACT 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   5
AUSTRALIA 11 5 10 15 20 17 8 18 15 15 13   147

   

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.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 5 7 15 9 9 5 7 8 6 6 4   81
VIC 9 6 12 7 8 15 7 13 12 13 12   114
QLD 2 8 10 8 4 7 6 6 1 10 7   69
SA 2 2 1 3 2 2 0 2 4 1 4   23
WA 1 4 5 1 1 1 1 4 4 3 5   30
TAS 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0   9
NT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2
ACT 0 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2   14
AUSTRALIA 22 33 46 30 27 31 23 34 29 33 34 0 342

   

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 2013-2018
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant recipients per month
Number of transplant recipients per month 2018 - Australia
Number of transplant recipients per month 2018 - NSW
Number of transplant recipients per month 2018 - VIC
Number of transplant recipients per month 2018 - QLD
Number of transplant recipients per month 2018 - SA
Number of transplant recipients per month 2018 - WA

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 20 27 63 36 35 24 32 40 29 29 14   349
VIC 39 35 46 29 50 65 39 57 41 47 47   495
QLD 9 22 38 29 19 35 19 23 5 39 28   266
SA 6 9 1 15 8 9 3 8 10 5 14   88
WA 7 16 19 6 3 3 4 16 16 10 18   118
TAS 7 7 3 7 2 0 5 0 4 1 0   36
NT 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0   10
ACT 5 16 9 3 7 4 6 0 5 0 5   60
AUSTRALIA 96 132 179 127 124 140 108 148 110 132 126   1422

Average Recipients Transplanted per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.0 2.1 3.5 2.6 2.9 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.6 1.8   2.5
VIC 2.4 3.5 2.7 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.4 3.4 2.7 2.9 2.2   2.8
QLD 2.3 2.2 3.5 3.2 2.7 3.5 3.2 3.3 2.5 3.3 3.1   3.1
SA 3.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.5 4.0 2.5 2.5 2.8   2.7
WA 3.5 4.0 3.8 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 2.7 2.7 3.3 2.6   3.1
TAS 3.5 2.3 3.0 3.5 2.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 0.0   3.0
NT 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 0.0   2.5
ACT 1.7 4.0 4.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 2.5   3.2
AUSTRALIA 2.4 2.8 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.5 3.0 2.8 2.9 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.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 0 2 4 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1   14
VIC 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 6 1 5 2   25
QLD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0   8
SA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2   5
WA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   5
TAS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1
NT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1
ACT 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   4
AUSTRALIA 2 7 8 3 9 4 3 11 2 6 8   63

   

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

2018 Monthly Totals

Cumulative incidence of transplant organs 2013-2018
3-month moving average vs actual number of transplant organs per month
Number of transplant organs per month 2018 - Australia
Number of transplant organs per month 2018 - NSW
Number of transplant organs per month 2018 - VIC
Number of transplant organs per month 2018 - QLD
Number of transplant organs per month 2018 - SA
Number of transplant organs per month 2018 - WA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 21 35 71 46 40 26 39 49 30 33 17   407
VIC 48 38 51 34 58 79 43 75 48 59 53   586
QLD 13 28 45 33 24 40 24 26 5 43 33   314
SA 8 10 1 16 10 11 3 11 11 6 18   105
WA 8 20 22 7 3 3 5 18 18 12 24   140
TAS 8 8 3 8 2 0 6 0 5 1 0   41
NT 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 2 0   14
ACT 5 18 10 3 10 4 5 0 6 0 7   68
AUSTRALIA 115 157 203 149 147 163 125 185 123 156 152   1675

Average Transplant Organs per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.1 2.7 3.9 3.3 3.3 2.6 2.6 3.1 2.7 3.0 2.1   2.9
VIC 3.0 3.8 3.0 3.4 3.2 3.6 2.7 4.4 3.2 3.7 2.5   3.3
QLD 3.3 2.8 4.1 3.7 3.4 4.0 4.0 3.7 2.5 3.6 3.7   3.6
SA 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.2 3.3 2.8 1.5 5.5 2.8 3.0 3.6   3.2
WA 4.0 5.0 4.4 3.5 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.4   3.7
TAS 4.0 2.7 3.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 5.0 1.0 0.0   3.4
NT 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 2.0 0.0   3.5
ACT 1.7 4.5 5.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 2.5 0.0 6.0 0.0 3.5   3.6
AUSTRALIA 2.9 3.3 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.4 2.9 3.7 3.1 3.4 2.9   3.3

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.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 20 29 67 36 37 25 33 42 30 29 15   363
VIC 40 36 47 31 53 67 40 64 42 52 49   521
QLD 10 23 39 30 20 36 20 23 5 40 28   274
SA 6 9 1 15 10 9 3 9 10 5 16   93
WA 7 17 20 6 3 3 4 17 16 10 20   123
TAS 7 8 3 7 2 0 5 0 4 1 0   37
NT 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0   11
ACT 5 17 10 3 8 4 6 0 5 0 6   64
AUSTRALIA 98 139 187 130 133 144 111 160 112 138 134   1486

Average Transplantation Procedures per Actual Deceased Organ Donor.

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2.0 2.2 3.7 2.6 3.1 2.5 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.6 1.9   2.6
VIC 2.5 3.6 2.8 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.5 3.8 2.8 3.3 2.3   2.9
QLD 2.5 2.3 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.6 3.3 3.3 2.5 3.3 3.1   3.1
SA 3.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 3.3 2.3 1.5 4.5 2.5 2.5 3.2   2.8
WA 3.5 4.3 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 2.8 2.7 3.3 2.9   3.2
TAS 3.5 2.7 3.0 3.5 2.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 0.0   3.1
NT 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.0   2.8
ACT 1.7 4.3 5.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 3.0   3.4
AUSTRALIA 2.5 3.0 3.4 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.6 3.2 2.8 3.0 2.6   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

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 9 1 5 4 5 7 6 3 0 1   43
VIC 5 1 7 4 6 9 6 3 4 3 11   59
QLD 2 5 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 2   19
SA 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 1   10
WA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2
TAS 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2
NT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1
ACT 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0   5
AUSTRALIA 13 18 10 14 14 15 16 11 9 6 15   141

Transplant Recipients Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 15 5 11 10 11 13 15 6 0 2   90
VIC 12 2 14 9 11 20 12 4 9 6 20   119
QLD 3 12 7 5 1 1 7 3 0 5 6   50
SA 6 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 5 3   23
WA 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3
TAS 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4
NT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2
ACT 2 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0   13
AUSTRALIA 27 37 26 29 31 32 34 22 19 16 31   304

   

Organs Transplanted Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 18 6 14 11 13 16 17 6 0 2   105
VIC 15 2 16 10 12 24 13 5 11 9 22   139
QLD 4 16 9 6 2 2 8 4 0 6 7   64
SA 8 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 6 3   27
WA 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3
TAS 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4
NT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2
ACT 2 5 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0   17
AUSTRALIA 33 45 31 34 37 39 39 26 22 21 34   361

   

Transplantation Procedures Following Circulatory Death of Donor

2018 Monthly Totals

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
NSW 2 15 5 11 10 12 13 15 6 0 2   91
VIC 12 2 14 9 11 20 13 4 9 6 20   120
QLD 3 12 7 5 1 1 7 3 0 5 6   50
SA 6 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 5 3   23
WA 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3
TAS 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4
NT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2
ACT 2 4 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0   14
AUSTRALIA 27 37 26 29 32 33 35 22 19 16 31   307

   

Historical Summaries Reports

Page updated: 6 December 2018