LEIDEN (the Netherlands) – January 14, 2020 – Eurotransplant announces that preliminary annual figures 2019 on waiting list, donation, organ allocation for transplantation as well as the number of transplanted patients in the Eurotransplant region, are now available online.
Last year 6,973 organs (2018: 7,401) from 2,041 deceased donors (2018: 2,159) were used for transplantation for patients on the waiting list of Eurotransplant. This is a decrease of 5,5 % compared to 2018. The year 2020 started with 13,985 patients (2019: 14,129) registered on the active waiting list for an organ transplant.
In 2019, 21.4 % (2018, 23.6%) of organs were exchanged between the Eurotransplant member states. Thanks to this international exchange, a suitable donor organ could be found for many patients in the different Eurotransplant member states. This specifically applies to patients in special groups such as children, patients with acute organ failure (high urgency patients) as well as patients with a complex medical background (highly immunized patients). For these special patient groups the chance of receiving a suitable organ in time is significantly higher, due to the cooperation within Eurotransplant.
Furthermore, organ exchange between eight countries within Eurotransplant ensures that donor organs that would remain unused in one country become available for patients in other countries because there is no suitable recipient for this organ in this country.
Statistics per country
Please find detailed tables and charts with key figures on waiting list, donation and transplantation, specified by organ, by country and by year (including 2019) in the online statistics library.
Please be aware that slight deviations in the numbers can occur when comparing Eurotransplant figures with figures provided by national organizations in Eurotransplant member states. This may be caused by differences in calculation (e.g. counting double lung transplant as one or two transplants) and times of registration (counting based on time of donation or time of transplantation). Eurotransplant only reports on utilized donors (deceased donors of which at least one organ was used for transplantation). In every table in the Eurotransplant statistics library, the precise method of counting is mentioned.
More information about figures
Questions about the annual figures 2019 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org