OPTN/SRTR 2013 Annual Data Report: Deceased Organ Donation

A. K. Israni, D. A. Zaun, J. D. Rosendale, J. J. Snyder, B. L. Kasiske

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Abstract

The status of deceased organ donation is assessed using metrics such as donation/conversation rate, organ yield, and rate of organs recovered for transplant and not transplanted. These metrics are based on eligible deaths (brain death of a person aged 70 years or younger) as well as on actual donors. The 9132 eligible deaths reported in 2013 represented a slight increase over 2012. The donation/conversion rate was 71.3 eligible donors per 100 eligible deaths, a slight decline from 2012, and varied by donation service area from 50.0 to 87.0. The number of organs recovered per donor, 3.55, also varied by donation service area, from 2.79 to 4.10. The mean number of organs transplanted per donor was 3.08 in 2013, slightly higher than 3.02 in 2012. The mean observed/expected organ yield ratio for kidneys varied from 0.86 to 1.18; for pancreata, from 0.29 to 2.59; for livers, from 0.69 to 1.17; for hearts, from 0.68 to 1.41; and for lungs, from 0.33 to 1.41. The rate of organs recovered for transplant and not transplanted in 2013 for all organs combined was 0.13 per recovered organ, slightly lower than the rate of 0.14 in 2012.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Deceased organ donation
  • donation/conversion rate
  • organ yield

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    Israni, A. K., Zaun, D. A., Rosendale, J. D., Snyder, J. J., & Kasiske, B. L. (2015). OPTN/SRTR 2013 Annual Data Report: Deceased Organ Donation. American Journal of Transplantation, 15, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.13202