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Table 1 Transplant activity in Italy 2002–2015

From: Organ transplantation and gender differences: a paradigmatic example of intertwining between biological and sociocultural determinants

Living donor transplants
  Donor   
Recipient Female Male Total
Female 507 18 % 498 17 % 1005 35 %
Male 1379 48 % 467 16 % 1846 65 %
Total 1886 66 % 965 34 % 2851 100 %
Cadaveric donor transplants
  Donor   
Recipient Female Male Total
Female 6636 16 % 6102 15 % 12,738 31 %
Male 11,477 28 % 16,254 40 % 27,731 69 %
Total 18,113 45 % 22,356 55 % 40,469 100 %
Heart TX       
  Donor   
Recipient Female Male Total
Female 616 16 % 309 8 % 925 23 %
Male 853 22 % 2188 55 % 3041 77 %
Total 1469 37 % 2497 63 % 3966 100 %
Liver TX       
  Donor   
Recipient Female Male Total
Female 2039 15 % 1532 11 % 3571 26 %
Male 4065 30 % 5956 44 % 10,021 74 %
Total 6104 45 % 7488 55 % 13,592 100 %
Kidney TX       
  Donor   
Recipient Female Male Total
Female 3603 17 % 4105 19 % 7708 36 %
Male 6271 29 % 7613 35 % 13,884 64 %
Total 9874 46 % 11,718 54 % 21,592 100 %
  1. Note that in living donor transplants, females are two thirds (65 %) of donors and only one thirds (35 %) of recipients. In cadaveric donor transplants, the percentage of female recipients is similar to the previous (31 %) while female donors are less than half (45 %) of total cadaveric donors. The percentages of female and male donors and recipients are represented in bold
  2. TX transplant