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Statistics

General statistics about organ donation and transplantation in New Zealand.

Number of deceased organ donors in New Zealand

YearDonors
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 transplant operations in New Zealand

Organs transplanted20132014201520162017
Hearts 9 17 12 11 24
Lungs 19 17 23     17      20
Livers (deceased donors) 31 38 45 56 52
Livers (living donors) 3 5 3 3 3
Pancreas 1 2 3 4 4
Kidneys (deceased donors) 55 67 73 85 118
Kidneys (living donors) 58 72 74 82 69

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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 Death 2013201420152016 2017
Intracranial Haemorrhage/thrombosis 26 20 26 36 44
Trauma (road) 1 7 5 6 6
Trauma (non-road) 2 10 6 2 4
Hypoxia-anoxia 6 8 15 15 16
Other 1 1 1 2 3

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International deceased donor rates 2017

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

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