Heart transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018/19

Number of heart transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) in the year to March 2019*

by Conor Stewart, last edited Sep 25, 2019
Heart transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018/19 178 heart transplants were performed in the United Kingdom in 2018/19, not including heart-lung transplants. The bulk of heart transplants in this year took place in England at 153 procedures. Whereas eleven were performed in Scotland, and seven each in Wales and Northern Ireland.
The heart transplant waiting list

At the end of the period 2018/19, there were still 286 patients on the heart transplant waiting list in the UK, 234 of which were in England. Additionally, in this year, 20 patients died in the UK while on the organ transplant list waiting for a heart, while another died while requiring a heart-lung transplant. Not all hearts that are offered for donation can be used. For example, in this year, 231 hearts were not used for organ donation because the donor was too old.

Activity compared to the rest of Europe

The UK has a relatively low rate of heart transplants compared to other European Union nations. With a rate of 2.9 heart transplants per million population in 2017, this was ranked as the nineteenth highest in the EU. Slovenia had the highest heart transplant rate in 2017 with 11.4 procedures per million.
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Number of heart transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) in the year to March 2019*

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