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 2020 there were:

1,650 waiting 

463 Organ Donors 

1,452 transplant recipients

182 Living Organ Donors 

182 Living Organ Donors 

290 Deceased Tissue Donors 

442 Deceased Tissue Donations 

1,318  Eye Donors 

2,277 Corneal  Recipients   

2019 Organ Transplant Procedures:

704 kidney transplants 
276  liver transplants 
158 Lung transplants 
148 Heart transplants 
47 Pancreas transplants 
1 Small intestine transplant

At any one time there are 1,600 people on the transplant waiting list. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – there are 12,000 people on dialysis who could benefit from a transplant.

A Decade of Improvements

The Australian Donation rate is currently 18.0 donors per million

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