The estimated need for kidney, heart and liver donations and the number of organ transplants done is as under:
Organs need for transplants of new cases of organ failure every year. Estimated number of organ transplants done per year (2017 Estimates)
Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, while answering the questions on organ donation Anupriya Patel, the Minister of State in the Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare replying in the Lok Sabha stated, “The exact global ranking of India in terms of organ donation and transplantation is not known. However, deceased organ donation rate in India is approximately 0.58 per million population.”
“As per the data available with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), 54, 110, 235 and 190 heart transplants and 720, 1024, 1368 and 805 kidney transplants have been undertaken in the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively,” said Patel.