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Organ Donation Statistics

Data for Donation and Transplantation (2013)

DATA: Greater New York Metropolitan Area (New York Organ Donor Network Service Area), including the number of people waiting for organ transplants 

DATA: New York State, including the number of people waiting for organ transplants

DATA: United States, including the number of people waiting for organ transplants; how many people die waiting for organ transplants; how the waiting list keeps growing; and how many people need cornea and tissue transplants.

Data is provided by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Jan 20, 2013. Data is subject to change. 

 


 

DATA: Greater New York Metropolitan Area 
(New York Organ Donor Network's Designated Service Area)  

Data is provided by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). April 12, 2013. Data is subject to change. 

 

The Need for Organ Donors in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area 

- More than 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the New York Organ Donor Network's service area. 

- Of these, more than 8,000 await kidneys; more than 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts. 

- Others also need pancreas (more than 100), lungs (over 50) and intestine (around 10).  

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, the Region Served by the New York Organ Donor Network: 2005 - 2013

In 2013, there were 223 deceased organ donors in the Greater New York metropolitan area compared with 234 in 2012.

 

Deceased Organ Donors by Race/Ethnicity in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area: 2013*

 *In accordance with the U.S. Census, Hispanics are categorized as an ethnicity rather than a race.

  

Organs Transplanted in 2013 from Deceased Donors Recovered in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area: 605

As this chart shows, of the 605 organs transplanted from deceased donors recovered in the New York Organ Donor Network's service area in 2013, kidneys accounted for 299 or 49%:

 

Organ Donation Consent Rate in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area from Deceased Donors: 2004-2013* 

There are various ways in which consent can be given for organ donation to proceed. For instance:

(1) A person may have signed the New York State Donate Life Registry which, since being introduced in 2006, is a registry of legal consent. Next of kin are informed of this decision if they were not aware; however, the consent provided is "first person consent," namely, the potential donor. The donor's decision may not be overturned.

(2) Prior to 2006, the New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry was a registry of intent. In this case, next of kin are notified about the wishes of their loved one; but as it was intent and not legally binding, consent is sought from the next of kin.

(3) In all cases where the wishes of the potential donor were not documented or known, next of kin are approached for consent.

It should also be noted that, while "next of kin" is used above as a general descripiton, New York State law stipulates the following order of priority for individuals to make decisions about donation when someone has died:

A designated Health Care Agent ; An agent for the disposition of remains (burial agent); Spouse or a patient's domestic partner if there is no spouse or the spouse is legally separated from the patient; Adult Children; Parents; Adult Siblings; Guardian, or any other person authorized or under the obligation to dispose of the body

 

* In order to standardize reported data, the New York Organ Donor Network has aligned its data reporting to reflect Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) criteria. CMS is the United States federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. CMS criteria for data recording includes the definition of “Eligible Death” as a death of a patient 70 years of age and younger who ultimately is legally declared brain dead according to hospital policy, who exhibits none of the specific diseases or conditions based on outlined criteria. CMS data is further adjusted to include the category of organ donation described as Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD), and also patients over the age of 70. As a result of the revision of data to meet CMS standardization, the following data has been revised:

2007: The organ donation consent rate in the greater New York metropolitan area is revised from 58% to 62%. 
2008: The organ donation consent rate in the greater New York metropolitan area is revised from 57% to 54%.

 

Tissue and Eye Donors in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area: 2004 -  2013

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DATA: New York State

Data is provided by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). May 1, 2014. Data is subject to change. 

The Need for Organ Donors in New York State 

- Over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the New York State.

- More than 8,000 await kidneys; over 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts. 

- Others also need pancreas (more than 100), lungs (over 50) and intestine (around 10).  

- Every 2½ hours, a person's name is added to the New York State organ transplant waiting list.

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in New York State: 2004 - 2013


 

356 deceased organ donors reflect the total number of donors recovered by New York State's four nonprofit federally designated organ procurement organizations: Greater New York Metropolitan Area (New York Organ Donor Network) and Upstate (Center for Donation and Transplant, Upstate New York Transplant Services, and Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network).

Organs Transplanted from Deceased Donors in NY State in 2013

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in NYS in 2013, by Race

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in NYS in 2013, by Year

 

DATA: United States

Data is provided by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). May 1, 2014. Data is subject to change.
 

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in the Unites States in 2013

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in the Unites States in 2013, by Race

Number of Transplants Performed in the United States in 2013 from Deceased and Living Donors

Organs Transplanted from Deceased Donors in the United States in 2013