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Statistics

General statistics about organ donation and transplantation in New Zealand.

Number of deceased organ donors in New Zealand

YearDonors
2018 62
2017 73
2016 61
2015 53
2014 46
2013 36
2012 38
2011 38
2010 41
2009 43
2008 31

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Number of organs transplanted in New Zealand

Organs transplanted2014201520162017 2018
Hearts 17 12 11 23 20
Lungs 17 23     17      20 28
Livers (deceased donors) 38 45 56 52 47
Livers (living donors) 5 3 3 3 2
Pancreas 2 3 4 4 6
Kidneys (deceased donors) 67 73 95 121 99
Kidneys (living donors) 72 74 82 69 84

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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 Death201420152016 20172018
Intracranial Haemorrhage/thrombosis 20 26 36 44 27
Trauma (road) 7 5 6 6 11
Trauma (non-road) 10 6 2 4 11
Hypoxia-anoxia 8 15 15 16 9
Other 1 1 2 3 4

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International deceased donor rates 2017

Data sourced June 2018 from IRODaT website http://www.irodat.org

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