Heart transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

Number of individuals on the heart transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 11, 2019
Heart transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018 As of March 31 2018, there were 277 patients on the active transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) waiting for a heart transplant. Most of those waiting were residents in England, with a total of 228 patients, while Scotland had 30 patients on the heart transplant list, followed by ten and nine individuals waiting in Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.
Heart transplants carried out in the UK

In the period 2017/18, 191 heart transplants were carried out in the United Kingdom as a whole. The number of heart transplants in the UK has not increased from the previous year. The majority of these (164), were carried out in England. A further sixteen in Scotland were performed, the second highest in the UK.

Comparisons with Europe

The UK has a low rate of heart transplant procedures compared to other European nations at 2.9 heart transplants per million population. This ranked as 19th in the EU and was significantly lower than the rate of, for example, Slovenia which at 11.4 per million population was the highest.
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Number of individuals on the heart transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018

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Country of residenceNumber of individuals on the waiting list
England228
Wales10
Scotland30
Northern Ireland9
Country of residenceNumber of individuals on the waiting list
England228
Wales10
Scotland30
Northern Ireland9
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 11, 2019
As of March 31 2018, there were 277 patients on the active transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) waiting for a heart transplant. Most of those waiting were residents in England, with a total of 228 patients, while Scotland had 30 patients on the heart transplant list, followed by ten and nine individuals waiting in Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.
Heart transplants carried out in the UK

In the period 2017/18, 191 heart transplants were carried out in the United Kingdom as a whole. The number of heart transplants in the UK has not increased from the previous year. The majority of these (164), were carried out in England. A further sixteen in Scotland were performed, the second highest in the UK.

Comparisons with Europe

The UK has a low rate of heart transplant procedures compared to other European nations at 2.9 heart transplants per million population. This ranked as 19th in the EU and was significantly lower than the rate of, for example, Slovenia which at 11.4 per million population was the highest.
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