Statistics


WAITING LIST STATISTICS:

There are approximately 4,300 South African adults and children awaiting a life-saving organ and cornea transplant.


TRANSPLANT STATISTICS:

In South Africa in 2016:
  • There were 512 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 361 of these were solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 23 adults & 2 Paediatric
    • Lungs: 14 adults
    • Livers: 40 adults, 4 adolescents and 21 paediatric of which:
      • 1 adult & 14 paediatric were live related
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 3 adult & 1 paediatric
    • Kidneys: 234 adults, 3 adolescent & 12 paediatrics of which:
      • 86 adults, 2 adolescents & 4 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 26 adult kidney transplants was live non-related
      • 37% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
    • Pancreas: 1 adult
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 3 paediatric
    • 151 adults, adolescents and children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2015:
  • There were 548 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 369 of these were solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 27 adults
    • Lungs: 12 adults
    • Livers: 44 adults, 5 adolescents and 22 paediatric of which:
      • 13 paediatric were live related
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 1 adult & 2 paediatric
    • Kidneys: 231 adults, 4 adolescent & 16 paediatrics of which:
      • 48 adults & 5 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 44 adult kidney transplants was live non-related
      • 21% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 3 adults
    • Pancreas after kidney: 2 adults
    • 179 adults, adolescents and children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2014:
  • There were 515 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 321 of these were solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 32 adults and 1 adolescent
    • Lungs: 7 adults
    • Livers: 34 adults, 3 adolescents and 23 paediatric of which:
      • 8 Paediatric were live related
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 1 adult
    • Kidneys: 195 adults, 1 adolescent & 17 paediatrics of which:
      • 60 adults & 5 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 33 adult kidney transplants was live non-related
      • 30% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 5 adults
    • Pancreas after kidney: 2 adults
    • 194 adults, adolescents and children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2013:
  • There were 566 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 335 of these were solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 25 adults
    • Lungs: 7 adults
    • Livers: 37 adults , 2 adolescents & 16 paediatric of which 1 adult & 8 Paediatric were live related
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 1 adult & 1 paediatric
    • Kidneys: 222 adults, 4 adolescents & 3 paediatrics of which:
      • 77 adults, 4 adolescents & 3 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 24 adult kidney transplants was live non-related
      • 36% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 6 adults
    • Pancreas: 1 adult
    • Pancreas after kidney: 3 adults
    • 231 adults, adolescents and children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2012:
  • There were 573 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 319 of these were solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 24 adults & 3 paediatrics
    • Lungs: 8 adult
    • Livers: 28 adults , 3 adolescent & 4 paediatric
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 2 paediatrics
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 8 adults
    • Pancreas after kidney: 1 adult
    • Kidneys: 213 adults, 14 adolescents & 11 paediatrics of which:
      • 83 adult, 6 adolescent & 4 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 20 adult and 2 paediatric kidney transplant was live non-related
      • 39% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
    • 254 adults, adolescents and children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2011:
  • There were 556 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 337 of these were solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 25 adults & 1 adolescent o Simultaneous Heart / Lung: 1 adult
    • Lungs: 4 adult
    • Livers: 26 adults & 4 paediatric
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 1 paediatrics
    • Simultaneous heart/kidney: 1 adults
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 11 adult
    • Kidneys: 234 adults, 11 adolescents & 18 paediatrics of which:
      • 84 adult, 4 adolescent & 7 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 22 adult, 1 adolescent and 1 paediatric kidney transplant was live non-related
      • 36% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
    • 197 adults, 16 adolescents & 6 children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2010:
  • There were 604 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 344 of these were solid organ transplants roken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 24 adults & 1 child oSimultaneous Heart / Lung: 1 adult
    • Lungs: 4 adults
    • Livers: 30 adults, 2 adolescents & 4 paediatrics
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 12 adults.
    • Kidneys: 244 adults, 8 adolescents & 14 paediatrics of which:
      • 86 adult, 4 adolescent & 6 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 23 adult kidney transplants were live non-related
      • 36% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
  • 231 adults, 14 adolescents & 15 children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.


In South Africa in 2009:
  • There were 724 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 376 of these were solid organ transplants roken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 25 adults & 1 adolescent
    • Lungs: 8 adults
    • Livers: 26 adults, 1 adolescent & 10 paediatrics
    • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas: 11 adults.
    • Simultaneous kidney/liver: 2 adolescents & 2 paediatrics
    • Kidneys: 263 adults, 11 adolescents & 16 paediatrics of which:
      • 100 adult, 8 adolescent & 9 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 31 adult and 1 paediatric kidney transplants were live non-related
      • 40% of kidney donors were related to the recipient
  • 299 adults, 33 adolescents & 16 children had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THE EVENT OF MY LOVED ONES DEATH?

Please contact the Organ Donor Foundation on:
0800 22 66 11 Toll Free line DURING OFFICE HOURS, or
082 318 4376 Emergency line AFTER HOURS.

An Organ Donor Foundation staff member will ask you to provide the following details:

  • Name of your loved one
  • Cause of death
  • Time of death
  • Age of your loved one
  • Is your loved one at a hospital or at a mortuary or undertaker?
  • The area where your loved one is situated
  • Your name, contact number and relation to the deceased

They will thereafter pass on the information provided to the nearest transplant centre or tissue bank.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: SOLID ORGANS such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and pancreas can only be donated if your loved one has been diagnosed with brain death and is on a ventilator in a hospital. In this case, upon receiving your call, the Organ Donor Foundation will pass on the information to the nearest transplant centre and soon thereafter a transplant coordinator will contact you.

TISSUE such as bone, skin, corneas and heart valves may be used if your loved one is either on a ventilator or has already passed away and their body is at the mortuary or undertakers. In this case, a representative from the Tissue Banks or Eye Bank will be in touch with you.

THE ORGAN DONOR FOUNDATION IS NOT A MEDICAL ORGANISATION AND OFFERS THE ABOVE SERVICE TO ASSIST WITH ORGAN AND TISSUE REFERRALS ONLY. OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE NOT TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.

Thank you for taking this step to ensure your loved ones wishes are honored during such a traumatic time.


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