Number of organ transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2020

In 2019/20, nearly 3.7 thousand organ transplants took place in the United Kingdom that came from deceased donors. The number of deceased organ donors had increased year-on-year since 2014/15, before dropping slightly in 2018/19.

Type of organs donated

The majority of transplants in the UK that involved deceased donors in 2018/19 were kidney transplants, with approximately 2.4 thousand transplants of this kind carried out. A further 969 were liver transplants, followed by 182 heart transplants. The rate of deceased organ donations in the United Kingdom amounted to 24.3 donors per million population in 2018.

Transplant waiting list in the UK

There were 4,739 patients on the active transplant list in the United Kingdom waiting for a kidney transplant as of March 2019. The number of individuals waiting for a kidney transplant was drastically higher than the number of patients waiting for any other organ in the country. Those waiting for a liver transplant had the second-highest number of active patients at 407, followed by 339 waiting for a lung transplant

Total number of deceased donor organ transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009/10 to 2019/20

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

Survey time period

2009 to 2020

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