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Organ Donation Statistics

Data for Donation and Transplantation (2012)

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)  

The New York Organ Donor Network serves the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. We cover New York City [Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island], Long Island [Nassau and Suffolk], and Northern Counties [Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam], and Pike County, PA.

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 8,370 people are waiting for organ transplants in the New York Organ Donor Network's service area. 

- Of these, more than 6,670 await kidneys; more than 1,30 need livers; and more than 290 need hearts. 

- Others also need pancreas (more than 100), lungs (around 50) and intestine (around 10). Some patients need both a kidney and a pancreas (more than 100). 

 

Number of Deceased Organ Donors in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, the Region Served by the New York Organ Donor Network: 2004-2012

In 2012, there were 234 deceased organ donors in the Greater New York metropolitan area compared with 264 in 2011.

Deceased Organ Donors in NY Metro Area from 2004 to 2012

 

Deceased Organ Donors by Race/Ethnicity in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area: 2012*

Deceased Organ Donors by Ethnicity in NY Metro Area in 2012

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

  

Organs Transplanted in 2012 from Deceased Donors Recovered in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area: 628

As this chart shows, of the 628 organs transplanted from deceased donors recovered in the New York Organ Donor Network's service area in 2012, kidneys accounted for 315 or 50%:

Organs Transplanted in 2012 in NY Metro Area

 

Organ Donation Consent Rate in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area from Deceased Donors: 2004-2012* 

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

 Organ Donation Consent Rate in NY Metro Area from Deceased Donors 2004 to 2012

* 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 -  2012

Tissue and Eye Donors in NY Metro Area from 2004 to 2012

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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). April 12, 2013. Data is subject to change. 

The Need for Organ Donors in New York State 

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

- More than 8,000 await kidneys; around 1,400 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts. 

- Others also need pancreas (around 150) and intestines (around 10). Some patients need both a kidney and a pancreas (more than 160).

- In 2012, a total of 514 people died in New York State while waiting for organ transplants. This means someone died every 15 hours in the state because of the organ donor shortage.

- 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 - 2012

Deceased Organ Donors in NY State 2004 to 2012 

358 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.)

 

Deceased Organ Donors by *Race/Ethnicity in New York State: 2012

Deceased Organ Donors by Race/Ethnicity in NY State 2004-2012

Deceased Organ Donors in NY State by Race 2012

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

 

Organs Transplanted from Deceased Donors in New York State: 2012

A total of 1,346 organs were transplanted from deceased donors in 2012.This number includes organs recovered from deceased donors in New York State as well as from outside the state.

Organs Transplanted from Deceased Donors in NY 2012 

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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). April 12, 2013. Data is subject to change. 

 

The Need for Organ Donors in the United States

- More than 119,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the United States.

- Of these, more than 97,000 await kidneys; more than 15,000 need livers; and more than 3,600 need hearts.

- Others also need pancreas (more than 1,100), lungs (more than 1,600) and intestines (more than 200). Some patients need both a kidney and a pancreas (more than 2,000).

- In 2012, a total of 6,455 patients died while waiting for organ transplants. On average, 18 people died each day because of the shortage of donated organs.

- A new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.

- Each year, more than one million people need corneas, as well as tissues such as heart valves, cardiovascular tissue, bone, soft musculoskeletal tissue and skin. (Source: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation - MTF)

 

Lives Saved from Deceased Organ Donors in 2012

 - In 2012, there were just 8,143 deceased organ donors in the United States. As the table below shows, there were even fewer living donors (5,870).

- Of the 28,052 organ transplants performed in 2012, a total of 22,187 transplants came from deceased donors. Many deceased donors gave the gift of multiple organs.

 

Deceased and Living Organ Donors in the United States: 2012

Deceased and Living Organ Donors in the United States: 2004 - 2012

 

Deceased and Living Organ Donors in the United States: 2004 - 2012

Number of Transplants Performed in the United States in 2012 from Deceased and Living Donors

 

Number of Transplants Performed in the United States in 2012 from Deceased and Living Donors

Organ Transplants in US in 2012 from Living and Deceased Donors

Deceased Organ Donors by *Race/Ethnicity in the United States: 2012 

Deceased Organ Donors by *Race/Ethnicity in the United States: 2012

Deceased Organ Donors by Race/Ethnicity in US: 2012 

Deceased Organ Donors in the US by Race, 2012

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

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