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Statistics

General statistics about organ donation and transplantation in New Zealand.

Number of deceased organ donors in New Zealand

YearDonors
2016 61
2015 53
2014 46
2013 36
2012 38
2011 38
2010 41
2009 43
2008 31
2007 38
2006 25

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Number of transplant operations in New Zealand

Organs transplanted201120122013201420152016
Hearts 11 12 9 17 12 11
Lungs 10 12 19 17 23     17     
Livers (deceased donors) 36 29 31 38 45 56
Livers (living donors) 8 3 3 5 3 3
Pancreas 3 2 1 2 3 4
Kidneys (deceased donors) 61 54 55 67 73 85
Kidneys (living donors) 57 54 58 72 74 82

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Success rates

The success rates for transplantation in New Zealand are comparable to the international rates. The table below shows the patient survival rates at one year and five years for hearts, lungs, livers and the graft survival rates for kidneys and pancreas' in NZ. These figures are from deceased donors only. Please click below to download a printable PDF version.  

Organ1 Year5 Year
Heart 90% 78%
Lungs 80% 60%
Liver - adult 96% 89%
Liver - paediatrics 93% 92%
Pancreas 92% 87%
Kidneys 91% 82%

Causes of organ donor death

Cause Of Death20112012 2013201420152016
Intracranial Haemorrhage/thrombosis 19 14 26 20 26 36
Trauma (road) 6 4 1 7 5 6
Trauma (non-road) 4 8 2 10 6 2
Hypoxia-anoxia 8 7 6 8 15 15
Other 1 5 1 1 1 2

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International deceased donor rates 2014

International donor rates 2014 graph

Data sourced 30 July 2015, from IRODaT website http://www.irodat.org

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