The global database on donation and transplantation represents the most comprehensive source to date of worldwide data concerning activities in organ donation and transplantation derived from official sources, as well as information on legal and organizational aspects.
The main direct collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Spanish Transplant Organization, Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT) has been focused on this collection of global data, which lead to the joint ONT-WHO Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation.
129 681 Solid Organ Transplants reported
to be transplanted.
36 100 Deceased Organ Donors in 2020.
77 % were from Brain Death.
23 % declared from Circulatory criteria.
80 926 Kidney Transplants performed
32% from living donors
32 586 Liver Transplants performed in 2020.
20% were from living donors.
8 101 Heart Transplants performed in 2020.
5 940 Lung Transplants performed worldwide.
1 970 Pancreatic Transplants performed in 2020.
158 procedures were reported
to the GODT in 2020.
The designations employed and the presentation of the material of this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Dotted and dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
Data Source: Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation.
Map Production: WHO GIS Centre for Health, DNA/DDI
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