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Table 2 Donation activity and transplants per donor and by organ type, 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 donation rate (pmp)a 12.0 13.5 12.5 13.0 12.1 13.7 14.4 17.4 13.3 17.4 14.0
 DBD donation rate (pmp)a 12.0 13.5 12.5 12.6 11.2 12.2 12.2 15.4 11.5 12.7 12.6
 DCD donation rate (pmp)a n.a. (no DCD 2008–2010) 0.4 0.9 1.5 2.2 1.9 1.8 4.7 1.9b
Grafts transplanted per donor (ADD; mean number ± 1 SD)c 3.8 ± 1.3 3.5 ± 1.2 4.0 ± 1.3 3.8 ± 1.3 3.6 ± 1.6 3.2 ± 1.7 3.3 ± 1.6 3.1 ± 1.6 3.3 ± 1.6 2.9 ± 1.4 3.4 ± 1.5
 DBD 3.8 ± 1.3 3.5 ± 1.2 4.0 ± 1.3 3.9 ± 1.3 3.7 ± 1.6 3.3 ± 1.8 3.5 ± 1.6 3.2 ± 1.6 3.5 ± 1.6 3.3 ± 1.4 3.5 ± 1.5
 DCD n.a. (no DCD 2008–2010) 2.3 ± 0.5 2.4 ± 0.9 2.6 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 1.0 2.2 ± 1.1 2.2 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 1.0 2.2b ± 1.1
Graft utilization rate (ADD; number and percentage transplanted)c
 Heart [% based on DBD only] 30 (33%) 32 (31%) 42 (43%) 35 (35%) 35 (39%) 30 (31%) 37 (37%) 38 (30%) 37 (39%) 36 (34%) 352 (35%)
 Lung 39 (43%) 40 (38%) 49 (51%) 52 (51%) 44 (46%) 42 (38%) 49 (42%) 50 (35%) 49 (44%) 31 (21%) 445 (40%)
 Liver 75 (82%) 81 (78%) 86 (89%) 89 (87%) 78 (81%) 86 (78%) 96 (82%) 117 (82%) 83 (75%) 112 (77%) 903 (81%)
 Kidney [% based on 2 kidneys per donor] 165 (91%) 184 (88%) 177 (91%) 178 (87%) 150 (78%) 164 (75%) 177 (76%) 216 (76%) 177 (80%) 226 (78%) 1814 (81%)
 Pancreas and pancreatic islets 26 (29%) 19 (18%) 29 (30%) 28 (27%) 30 (31%) 30 (27%) 24 (21%) 20 (14%) 22 (20%) 21 (14%) 249 (22%)
  1. Abbreviations: ADD actual deceased donors, pmp per million of population, DBD donation after brain death, DCD donation after cardiocirculatory death, n.a., not applicable
  2. aThe 2017 donation rates are based on 2016 population (most recent data available from the Federal Statistical Office)
  3. bMean of years 2011–2017
  4. cIn cases where more than one graft from one single organ was transplanted each graft is counted individually (this applies to left and right kidney, split livers, and to left and right lung lobes). Includes organs from Swiss donors transplanted abroad within the framework of international organ exchange