Table 4

Projected Number of Non-Heart-Beating Donors*

Factors consideredEstimate
Potential donors226083
Consent obtained174562
Organs discarded31421
Donors remaining143141
Kidneys available
 Per 29-month study286282
 Per year122634
  • * Unless otherwise indicated.

  • We assumed that consent would be obtained in 75% of cases (see Methods).

  • We assumed that 40% of categories 1, 2 and 4 and 15% of category 3 donor organs would be discarded for technical reasons (see Methods).