International organ donor rates

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Organ donation rates vary widely by country and region. The tables document the effective organ donor designation rate and deceased donors per million in the United States and abroad.

United States[edit]

Organ Donor Designation in the United States
USPS State Flag Population (2009) % Donors (18+) DMV Sign-up Rate Source
AL Alabama Alabama 3,697,617 61% [1]
AK Alaska Alaska 544,349 80% [1]
AZ Arizona Arizona 4,932,361 42% 17.2% [1]
AR Arkansas Arkansas 2,238,250 58% [1]
CA California California 28,801,211 34% 25.5% [1]
CO Colorado Colorado 3,956,224 67% 64.4% [1]
CT Connecticut Connecticut 2,757,082 41% 36.6% [1]
DE Delaware Delaware 766,884 48% [1]
DC District of Columbia Washington, D.C. 522,843 45% 33.9% [1]
FL Florida Florida 15,315,088 45% [1]
GA Georgia Georgia (U.S. state) 7,429,820 59% [1]
HI Hawaii Hawaii 1,089,302 54% 41.4% [1]
ID Idaho Idaho 1,169,075 61% [1]
IL Illinois Illinois 9,811,190 53% 35.6% [1]
IN Indiana Indiana 4,945,857 69% [1]
IA Iowa Iowa 2,351,233 73% 62.8% [1]
KS Kansas Kansas 2,161,601 43% [1]
KY Kentucky Kentucky 3,362,177 38% 25.9% [1]
LA Louisiana Louisiana 3,484,090 61% 51.2% [1]
ME Maine Maine 1,063,274 55% [1]
MD Maryland Maryland 4,540,763 52% 44.2% [1]
MA Massachusetts Massachusetts 5,244,729 50% [1]
MI Michigan Michigan 7,616,490 39% 12.7% [1]
MN Minnesota Minnesota 4,102,991 62% [1]
MS Mississippi Mississippi 2,239,593 24% [1]
MO Missouri Missouri 4,618,513 67% 36.3% [1]
MT Montana Montana 783,161 82% 62.4% [1]
NE Nebraska Nebraska 1,392,120 49% 43.2% [1]
NV Nevada Nevada 2,095,348 40% [1]
NH New Hampshire New Hampshire 1,045,878 41% [1]
NJ New Jersey New Jersey 7,252,127 33% [1]
NM New Mexico New Mexico 1,571,096 62% [1]
NY New York New York (state) 15,307,107 20% 11.1% [1]
NC North Carolina North Carolina 7,465,545 58% 51.6% [1]
ND North Dakota North Dakota 545,020 66% [1]
OH Ohio Ohio 8,880,551 59% 54.6% [1]
OK Oklahoma Oklahoma 2,877,457 64% [1]
OR Oregon Oregon 3,038,729 74% 37.4% [1]
PA Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 9,787,464 46% 45.1% [1]
RI Rhode Island Rhode Island 833,818 50% [1]
SC South Carolina South Carolina 3,643,633 29% 49.3% [1]
SD South Dakota South Dakota 629,185 55% [1]
TN Tennessee Tennessee 4,962,227 36% 30.3% [1]
TX Texas Texas 19,073,564 17% [1]
UT Utah Utah 1,967,315 69% 51.3% [1]
VT Vermont Vermont 502,060 5% [1]
VA Virginia Virginia 6,329,130 57% 33.1% [1]
WA Washington Washington (state) 5,312,045 78% 56.7% [1]
WV West Virginia West Virginia 1,471,372 35% [1]
WI Wisconsin Wisconsin 4,408,841 58% [1]
WY Wyoming Wyoming 440,922 60% 55.4% [1]

Europe & USA Summary[edit]

Organ Donor Designation in Europe compared to USA
Flag Country Consent Number of deceased donors, per million of population Population Source
Austria Austria Opt-out 18.8 8,372,930 [2]
Belgium Belgium Opt-out 27.1 10,827,519 [2]
Bulgaria Bulgaria Tacit 2.7 7,576,751 [2]
Croatia Croatia Opt-out 34.8 4,290,612 [2]
Cyprus Cyprus Tacit 5.7 801,851 [2]
Czech Republic Czech Republic Tacit 18.8 10,512,397 [2]
Denmark Denmark Opt-in [3] 11.5 5,547,088 [2]
Estonia Estonia Tacit 6.9 1,340,274 [2]
Finland Finland Opt-out 21.0 5,350,475 [2]
France France Opt-out 23.2 64,709,480 [2]
Germany Germany Opt-in 15.3 81,757,595 [2]
Greece Greece Tacit 7.1 11,125,179 [2]
Hungary Hungary Tacit 17.5 10,013,628 [2]
Republic of Ireland Ireland Tacit 22.7 4,467,854 [2]
Italy Italy Opt-out 21.7 60,397,353 [2]
Latvia Latvia Tacit 18.7 2,248,961 [2]
Lithuania Lithuania Tacit 9.7 3,329,227 [2]
Luxembourg Luxembourg Tacit 12.0 502,207 [2]
Netherlands Netherlands Tacit 15.7 17,103,896 [4]
Norway Norway Opt-out 16.2 5,214,890 [2]
Poland Poland Tacit 13.0 10,636,979 [2]
Portugal Portugal Tacit 20.1 10,636,979 [2]
Romania Romania Tacit 1.0 21,466,174 [2]
Slovakia Slovak Republic Tacit 12.1 5,424,057 [2]
Slovenia Slovenia Tacit 15.0 2,054,119 [2]
Spain Spain Opt-out 33.8 47,150,819 [2]
Sweden Sweden Opt-out 15.1 9,347,899 [2]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Opt-in

(Wales opt-out)

12.9 63,230,000 [2]
United States United States Opt-in 25.97 305,529,237 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay Donate Life America. "National Donor Designation Report Card, April 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa EU Directorate General for Health & Consumers. "Key facts and figures on EU organ donation and transplantation" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ Ministeriet for Sundhed og Forebyggelse. "Vejledning om samtykke til transplantation fra afdøde personer". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  4. ^ "IRODaT - International Registry on Organ Donation and Transplantation". www.irodat.org. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  5. ^ The U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. "2009 OPTN/SRTR Annual Report". Retrieved 2012-03-31. 

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