Kidney transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

At the end of March 2019, there were 4,214 patients in England waiting for a kidney transplant. While Scotland had 482 individuals on the lung transplant waiting list, followed by 171 and 92 waiting in Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.

Kidney transplants carried out in the UK

There were 2,386 kidney transplant procedures carried out in the United Kingdom in 2018/19. A considerable majority of these were carried out in England, the largest and most populous country in the UK. While the number of other organ transplants fell in the UK in 2018/19 compared with the previous year, the number of kidney transplants has stayed stable.

Comparisons with Europe

The UK has a relatively high rate of kidney transplants compared to most European Union nations. With a rate of 54.7 kidney transplants per million population in 2018, this was the fourth highest in the EU. The only countries with a higher rate than the UK in this year was the Netherlands, France and Spain.

Number of individuals on the kidney transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2019

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Year ending March 31, 2019

Supplementary notes

Financial year ending March 31, 2019

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