FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS NEWSLETTER THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS WERE USED:
1Actual deceased organ donor
An actual deceased organ donor is a person from whom at least one organ has been recovered for the purpose of transplantation, in contrast to a utilised donor, who is an actual donor from whom at least one organ has been transplanted. The number of utilised donors is therefore lower than or equal to the number of actual donors.
2Donor after brain death
A donor after brain death (DBD) is a deceased organ donor in whom death has been determined by neurologic criteria.
3Donor after circulatory death
A donor after circulatory death (DCD) is a deceased organ donor in whom death has been determined by circulatory and respiratory criteria.
A multiorgan donor is an actual donor from whom at least two different types of organs have been recovered for the purpose of transplantation.
5Total Tx (all combinations included)
Includes the transplantation of the corresponding organ with or without the simultaneous transplant of a different type of organ (s).
One double-kidney Tx is counted as 1 Tx.
7Tx from living donors
A living donor is a living human being from whom organs have been recovered for the purpose of transplantation. A living donor has one of the following three possible relationships with the recipient:
A1/ Genetically Related:
1st Degree genetic relative: parent, sibling, offspring
2nd Degree genetic relative, e.g. grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, Other than 1st or 2nd degree genetically related, e.g. cousin
A2/ Emotionally Related: spouse; in-laws; adopted; friend
B/ Unrelated = Non Related: not genetically or emotionally related
One heart-lung Tx is counted as 1 lung Tx, 1 heart Tx and 1 heart-lung Tx.
One double-lung Tx is counted as 1 Tx.
10Total number of patients transplanted
For more than one organ transplanted into the same recipient: kidney-liver-heart Tx = counted as one recipient.
Include all figures corresponding to all donors/patients adults and children.
Includes only paediatric activity (patients aged < 15 years).
13Waiting List (WL)
Example: At 1/1/201X there were 200 patients active on the WL. In the course of the year, 100 patients are newly included on the WL (first row). A total of 300 patients have been ever active on the WL during the year (second row). In the course of the year, 200 patients were transplanted (number recorded in a different questionnaire), 50 patients remain active at the end of the year (third row), 25 patients died (fourth row) and 25 patients were excluded (number not reported, but derived from previous figures).
(*The United Nations Fund report (UNFPA: http://www.unfpa.org/public/) is used as the data source for estimates of population size