Statistics

WAITING LIST STATISTICS:

There are approximately 4,700 South African adults and children awaiting a life-saving organ and cornea transplant.

TRANSPLANT STATISTICS:

In South Africa in 2021:

  • There were 282 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 229 transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 12
    • Lungs: 9
    • Livers: 59
  • 33 were live related
    • Kidneys: 129
  • 57 were live donors
    • Unallocated: 20
    • Cornea Transplants: 53

In South Africa in 2020:

  • There were 225 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 200 transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 19
    • Lungs: 10
    • Livers: 73
  • 36 were live related
    • Kidneys: 93
  • 33 were live donors
    • Unallocated: 5
    • Cornea Transplants: 25

In South Africa in 2019:

  • There were 468 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 355 transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 29 adults & 1 Paediatric
    • Lungs: 13 adults
    • Livers: 54 adults, 34 paediatric of which:
      • 20 paediatric were live related
    • Kidneys: 216 adults, 8 paediatrics of which:
      • 76 adults were live related
      • 42 adults live non-related
    • Cornea Transplants: 113

In South Africa in 2018:

  • There were 516 organ and cornea transplants.
  • 381 solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 38 adults & 4 Paediatric
    • Lungs: 23 adults
    • Livers: 49 adults, 29 paediatric of which:
      • 14 paediatric were live related
    • Kidneys: 212 adults, 18 paediatrics of which:
      • 66 adults, 8 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 31 adult and 1 paediatric transplants were live non-related
    • Pancreas: 8 adult
    • Cornea Transplants: 135

In South Africa in 2017:

  • 371 solid organ transplants broken down into the following:
    • Hearts: 31 adults
    • Lungs: 9 adults
    • Simultaneous Heart/ Lung: 1 adult
    • Livers: 51 adults and 24 paediatric of which:
      • 7 adult were live related
    • Kidneys: 230 adults 23 paediatrics of which:
      • 73 adults and 11 paediatric transplants were live related
      • 40 adult kidney transplants were live non-related
    • Pancreas: 2 adult
    • Cornea Transplants: TBC

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 were 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 were 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.