Global deceased and living liver donors by region 2015

This statistic displays the share of deceased and living liver donors globally in 2015, by region. During that year, 37.8 percent of liver donors in the Western Pacific region donated their organ while alive. Organ donation can be given through both a deceased and living donor if blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of recovery to ensure viability.

Distribution of deceased and living liver donors worldwide in 2015, by region

Deceased donorLiving donor
Africa79.1%20.9%
Americas93.8%6.2%
Eastern Mediterranean49.1%50.9%
Europe (incl. Ex-SU)86.2%13.8%
Southeast Asia5.6%94.4%
Western Pacific62.2%37.8%
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Source

Release date

2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015

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