Table 1.

Association of selected DSA characteristics with DCD donation

Proportion of DCD Donors among All Deceased Donors Recovered during Study PeriodTime (d) between Date of Hospital Referral of the Potential Donor to OPO and Date of Declaration of DeathDonora Conversion Rate, %Proportion of DCD Kidneys Shipped outside the DSA
All OPOs 10.7%2 (1, 4)73.2 (69.9, 77.3)14
Quartile 1 <6.3%3 (2, 5)71.6 (69.0,77.7)17
Quartile 2 6.3%–10.3%3 (1, 4)73.9 (69.2, 76.0)16
Quartile 3 10.4%–14.7%2 (1, 4)74.0 (70.2, 80.3)12
Quartile 4 >14.7%2 (1, 4)70.7 (69.1, 77.3)14
P value for comparison between OPO quartiles<0.001b0.60b<0.001c
  • Medians (quartile 1, quartile 3) are shown for time and donor conversion rate. Percentages are shown for proportions.

  • a Donor conversion rate defined as the proportion of eligible donors converted to NBD donors reported by the SRTR for the years 2013–2015.

  • b Comparison between OPO quartiles performed using the Kruskal–Wallis test.

  • c Comparison between OPO quartiles performed using the chi-squared test.