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India has lower deceased organ donation rate than peers, shows data

Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka top deceased organ donor transplantations

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Samreen Wani New Delhi

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The US has a 100 times higher deceased organ donation rate than India.

The US saw 41 deceased organ donors per million population, shows data from the International Registry of Organ Donation and Transplantation. In India, the rate is 0.4. Other large economies also have a higher deceased organ donor rate relative to population.

The rate is 24.7 for France, 19.8 for the UK, 11.1 for Germany and 0.62 for Japan among the advanced economies. Emerging market peers like Brazil (13.8) and China (3.63) also have a higher rate than India. The data is for 2021. Numbers were similar in

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First Published: Sep 18 2023 | 3:35 PM IST

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