Lung transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

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

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
Lung transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018 At the end of March 2018, there were 293 patients in England waiting for a lung transplant, while Scotland had 33 individuals on the lung transplant waiting list, followed by 19 and 11 waiting in Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.
Lung transplants carried out in the UK

In the year to March 2018, 212 lung transplants were carried out in the United Kingdom as a whole. This represented a 20 percent increase on the number of transplants from the previous year. The majority of these (176), 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 lung transplant procedures compared to other European nations at three lung transplants per million population. This is much lower than the rate in Austria which was at 13.3 per million population. The rate in the UK in 2017 only ranks above Hungary, Poland and Lithuania.
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Number of individuals on the lung transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018

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Country of residenceNumber of individuals on the waiting list
England293
Wales19
Scotland33
Northern Ireland11
Country of residenceNumber of individuals on the waiting list
England293
Wales19
Scotland33
Northern Ireland11
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
At the end of March 2018, there were 293 patients in England waiting for a lung transplant, while Scotland had 33 individuals on the lung transplant waiting list, followed by 19 and 11 waiting in Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.
Lung transplants carried out in the UK

In the year to March 2018, 212 lung transplants were carried out in the United Kingdom as a whole. This represented a 20 percent increase on the number of transplants from the previous year. The majority of these (176), 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 lung transplant procedures compared to other European nations at three lung transplants per million population. This is much lower than the rate in Austria which was at 13.3 per million population. The rate in the UK in 2017 only ranks above Hungary, Poland and Lithuania.
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