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Lung transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019/20

131 of the total 159 lung transplant procedures in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019/20 were carried out on patients living in England. Wales had eleven lung transplantations carried out, followed by Scotland with nine procedures and six in Northern Ireland.

Meeting demand?

At the end of March 2020, there were still 352 patients on the lung transplant waiting list in the UK, around 282 of which were in England. Additionally, in this year, 50 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 2.5 lung transplants per one million population in 2019, the UK was the fifth lowest in the EU. Austria had the highest rate of lung transplants in this year, at 11.4 per million population.

Number of lung transplants in the United Kingdom (UK) in the year to March 2020*

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

Year ending March 31, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Deceased donor transplants.

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