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Table 1 Patient characteristics of deceased organ donors in Switzerland, 2008–2017

From: Deceased organ donation activity and efficiency in Switzerland between 2008 and 2017: achievements and future challenges

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2008–2017
Total ADD (n,%) 91 (100%) 104 (100%) 97 (100%) 102 (100%) 96 (100%) 110 (100%) 117 (100%) 143 (100%) 111 (100%) 145 (100%) 1116 (100%)
 DBD 91 (100%) 104 (100%) 97 (100%) 99 (97%) 89 (93%) 98 (89%) 99 (85%) 127 (89%) 96 (86%) 106 (73%) 1006 (90%)
 DCD n.a. (no DCD 2008–2010) 3 (3%) 7 (7%) 12 (11%) 18 (15%) 16 (11%) 15 (14%) 39 (27%) 110 (10%)
Sex (n,%) and age
 Female 40 (44%) 47 (45%) 40 (41%) 49 (48%) 41 (43%) 37 (34%) 44 (38%) 68 (48%) 51 (46%) 56 (39%) 473 (42%)
 Male 51 (56%) 57 (55%) 57 (59%) 53 (52%) 55 (57%) 73 (66%) 73 (62%) 75 (52%) 60 (54%) 89 (61%) 643 (58%)
 Age (years, mean ± 1 SD) 52 ± 17.7 52 ± 17.3 51 ± 17.6 53 ± 19.6 54 ± 18.8 52 ± 19.2 51 ± 18.8 56 ± 17.5 52 ± 18.0 55 ± 17.3 53 ± 18.2
  1. Abbreviations: ADD actual deceased donors, DBD donation after brain death, DCD donation after cardiocirculatory death, n.a., not applicable