The following statistics on organ donation in Australia have been compiled from the Australian and New Zealand Organ Donor Registry (ANZOD). For more information, visit

In 2021 there were:

1,850 waiting 

421 Organ Donors 

1,174 transplant recipients

203 Living Organ Donors 

203 Living Donors Recipients

331 Deceased Tissue Donors 

497 Deceased Tissue Donations 

1,472  Eye Donors 

2,413 Corneal  Recipients   

2021 Organ Transplant Procedures:

657 kidney transplants 
253  liver transplants 
171 Lung transplants 
112 Heart transplants 
38 Pancreas transplants 
2 Small intestine transplant

At any one time there are 1,850 people on the transplant waiting list. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – there are 13,000 people on dialysis who could benefit from a transplant.

The Australian Donation rate is currently 16.4 donors per million

The National Donation rate is calculated as ‘donors per million’