Leiden (the Netherlands) - January 16, 2017 – Eurotransplant announces that its preliminary annual figures 2016 on waiting list, organs allocated for transplantation as well as number of transplanted patients in the Eurotransplant region, are now available online.
Last year, 6,988 organs (2015: 7,145) from 2,021 deceased donors (2015: 2,063) were allocated through Eurotransplant (eight ET member countries) to patients on the waiting list who received their life-saving organ transplant. On January 1, 2017 there were 14,533 patients (2016: 14,560) registered on the active waiting list for an organ transplantation.
Thanks to the international exchange of donor organs between Eurotransplant member states, a suitable donor organ can be found for many patients in the different ET member states. This specifically applies to patients in special groups such as children, patients with acute organ failure (high urgent patients) as well as patients with a complex medical background (highly immunized patients). For these special patient groups, the chance of receiving a ‘fitting’ 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 – because there is no suitable recipient for this organ in this country – become available for patients in other countries.
Please find collected tables and charts with key figures on waiting list, donation and transplantation, specified by organ, by country, for the previous ten years:
Additional and more detailed figures on waiting list, allocated organs, numbers of deceased donors and transplants specified by organ, by country and by year (including 2016) are now available in the online statistics library (http://statistics.eurotransplant.org/).
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 is caused by differences in calculation (f.e. counting double lung transplant as 1 or 2 transplants) and times of registration (counting based on time of donation or time of transplantation). In every table in the Eurotransplant statistics library, the precise method of counting is described.