Types of Donation
In Australia, donated corneas provide for approximately 1,700 corneal transplants each year, of which more than 90% remain successful and provide long term sight.
In 2011, 66 people received donated hearts (including two heart/lungs) in Australia.
Heart valves can be donated up to 24 hours after circulatory death, when the heart has stopped beating.
In 2010, there were 123 double lung, three heart/lung and 10 single lung transplants saving or improving the lives of 136 Australians.
There are around 200 deceased donors of musculoskeletal tissue (bones, tendons and ligaments) a year. Over 4,000 living donors donate their tissue after having hip replacement surgery.
In 2011, 26 pancreas were transplanted and another 9 were used to produce islets.