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.
144 302 Solid Organ Transplants reported
to be transplanted.
38 156 Deceased Organ Donors in 2021.
78 % were from Brain Death.
92 532 Kidney Transplants performed
38% from living donors.
34 694 Liver Transplants performed in 2021.
23% were from living donors.
8 409 Heart Transplants performed in 2021.
6 470 Lung Transplants performed worldwide.
2 025 Pancreatic Transplants performed in 2021.
172 procedures were reported
to the GODT in 2021.
43 116 living transplants
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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