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Table 1 Characteristics of organ donation, 2020 versus 2019

From: Organ donation in the time of COVID-19: the Israeli experience one year into the pandemic—ethical and policy implications

Parameter 2020 2019 P value
Total potential donors identified, n 181 189  
Cause of BD/NDD (%)    
CVA 44.2 40.2 0.44
Anoxia 31.4 33.8 0.62
Trauma 17.6 20.6 0.46
Other 6.6 5.4 0.63
Inability to perform apnea test, n 4 2  
No family approach, n (%) 29 (16%) 17 (9.0%) 0.04
Family approached, n (%) 148 (81.7%) 170 (89.9%) 0.02
Managed in ICU, n (%) 134 (90%) 161 (95%) 0.10
Consent, n (%) 87 (58.7) 99 (58.2) 0.93
Age actual donors, mean ± SD 53.79 ± 25.3 49.80 ± 26.4 0.62
No. organs transplanted per donor 3.4 3.8  
Organ utilization (%)    
Kidney 71.8 82 0.03
Lung 38.5 45 0.24
Liver 88 88 1.0
Heart 21.6 23 0.76
No. transplants performed 232 306  
  1. BD/NDD brain death/neurologically declared death, CVA cerebrovascular accident