Lung transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017/18

Number of lung transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) in the year to March 2018*

by Conor Stewart, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Lung transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017/18 176 of the total 212 lung transplant procedures in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/18 were carried out on patients living in England. Scotland had 16 lung transplantations carried out, followed by Wales with 13 procedures and 7 in Northern Ireland.
Meeting demand?

At the end of March 2018, there were still 356 patients on the lung transplant waiting list in the UK, almost three hundred of which were in England. Additionally, in this year, 63 patients in the UK died while on the organ transplant list waiting for a lung transplant.

European contrasts

The UK has a low rate of lung transplants when evaluated alongside most other European nations. At a rate of three lung transplants per one million population in 2017, the UK was the fourth lowest in the EU. Austria had the highest rate of lung transplants in this year, at 13.3 per million population.
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Number of lung transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) in the year to March 2018*

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