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 2018 there were:

1,409 waiting 

554 Organ Donors 

1,544 transplant recipients

2018 Organ Transplant Procedures:

897 kidney transplants 
318 liver transplants 
129 heart transplants 
52 pancreas transplants 
221 lung transplants 

1 small intestine transplant

At any one time there are 1,500 people on the transplant waiting list. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – there are hundreds of people on dialysis who could benefit from a transplant.

A Decade of Improvements

The Australian Donation rate is currently 22.2 donors per million

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