Data and facts

Statistics and graphs on organ donation scores in Germany. The steady decline in donor organs in Germany has continued since 2010, with other European countries having seen steady growth.

Organ donation scores per 1 million inhabitants 2020:

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Organ donation per 1 million people

Source: IroDat 2020

Ranking: Germany stands between Poland and Latvia.

Source: IroDat 2020

Transplantation-Acts in Europe (OPT-IN and OPT-OUT)

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Transplantations Act in Europe

Comparison in Europe 2010 – 2020

OPT-IN

organ donation germany down

OPT-OUT

organ donation europe

Organ donation down -28%* since 2010

Year GER SP FR GR
2010 1.298 1.502 1.538 1.248
2011 1.201 1.777 1.631 1.056
2012 1.046 1.643 1.589 1.164
2013 876 1.655 1.627 1.323
2014 864 1.682 1.627 1.309
2015 877 1.682 1.809 1.311
2016 857 2.018 1.859 1.401
2017 797 2.182 1.933 1.492
2018 955 2.241 1.881 1.619
2019 932 2.302 2.188 1.653
2020 913 1.777 1.512 1.248

Source: IroDat, *based on the year 2019 compared to 2010

Comparison in Europa: SP +53%*, FR +42%* and GB +32% *

Source: IroDat, *based on the year 2019 compared to 2010

Growth rates compared to the previous year:

wdt_ID Year GER SP FR GB
1 2011 -7,47 18,31 6,05 -15,38
2 2012 -12,91 -7,54 -2,58 10,23
3 2013 -16,25 0,73 2,39 13,66
4 2014 -1,37 1,63 0,00 -1,06
5 2015 1,50 0,00 11,19 0,15
6 2016 -2,28 19,98 2,76 6,86
7 2017 -7,00 8,13 3,98 6,50
8 2018 19,82 2,70 -2,69 8,51
9 2019 -2,41 2,72 16,32 2,10
10 2020 -2,04 -22,81 -30,90 -24,50

Source: IroDat

Growth rates: Germany has seven times scaling down.

Source: IroDat

Growth / stagnation since 2010

wdt_ID Year GER SP FR GB
1 2012 -7,47 18,31 6,05 -15,38
2 2013 -20,38 10,77 3,47 -5,16
3 2014 -36,63 11,50 5,86 8,50
4 2015 -38,00 13,13 5,86 7,44
5 2016 -36,50 13,13 17,05 7,60
6 2017 -38,78 33,11 19,81 14,46
7 2018 -45,78 41,23 23,79 20,96
8 2019 -25,95 43,94 21,10 29,47
9 2020 -28,36 46,66 37,42 31,57
10 2021 -30,40 23,85 6,53 7,07

Source: IroDat

No significant effort clearly for Germany:

Source: IroDat

Comparison: Eurotransplant organ distribution

“… Despite such regulations, which are intended to ensure a certain balance between “import and export” of organs within Eurotransplant, Germany has always been a “net importer” of organs in recent years (10-30 more hearts, livers and kidneys transplanted in Germany than removed per organ) Of course, it plays a role here that in Germany due to the larger waiting list….”

Source: Eurotransplant and readable from the book Transplantationsmedizin

Eurotransplant-region (OPT-IN and OPT-OUT):

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Eurotransplant-Raum EN

Source: IroDat

Fazit

Germany is not only alone with the OPT-IN solution with negative numbers, but is also opposed to the  OPT-OUT solution, “contradiction solution”, that the other Eurotransplant countries are successfully practicing.

Why Germany receives 3 organs from these countries and gives one is extremely questionable, because in Germany this practice is denied because it restricts freedom and violates human dignity.

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