Number of patients on the active organ waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by organ
Active organ waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019
At the end of March 2019, there were 4,739 patients on the active transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) waiting for a kidney transplant. The number of individuals waiting for a kidney transplant dwarfed the number of patients waiting for any other organ in the country. Those waiting for a liver transplant had the second-highest number of active patients at 407, followed by 339 waiting for a lung transplant

Transplant activity in the UK

2,399 kidney transplants took place in the UK in the financial year 2018/19. In 2017, this represented a rate of 52.1 transplants per million population, the highest rate of any organ transplantation in that year. Liver transplants had a rate of 15.3 transplants per million and then pancreas transplants followed with a rate of three per million population.

Kidney transplants in the rest of Europe

With a kidney transplant rate of 52.1 per million, the UK had the fourth highest rate in the European Union. The only countries with a higher rate of kidney transplantation in this year was the Netherlands (57.6 pmp), France (58.2 pmp) and Spain at the top with 70.5 transplants per million population.
Number of patients on the active organ waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by organ
Number of patients
Intestinal11
Pancreas12
Heart/lung12
Kidney and pancreas islets16
Pancreas islets26
Other multi-organ27
Kidney and pancreas196
Heart292
Lung(s)339
Liver407
Kidney4,739
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 2018 to March 2019

Supplementary notes

Year ending March 31.

Active organ waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019
At the end of March 2019, there were 4,739 patients on the active transplant list in the United Kingdom (UK) waiting for a kidney transplant. The number of individuals waiting for a kidney transplant dwarfed the number of patients waiting for any other organ in the country. Those waiting for a liver transplant had the second-highest number of active patients at 407, followed by 339 waiting for a lung transplant

Transplant activity in the UK

2,399 kidney transplants took place in the UK in the financial year 2018/19. In 2017, this represented a rate of 52.1 transplants per million population, the highest rate of any organ transplantation in that year. Liver transplants had a rate of 15.3 transplants per million and then pancreas transplants followed with a rate of three per million population.

Kidney transplants in the rest of Europe

With a kidney transplant rate of 52.1 per million, the UK had the fourth highest rate in the European Union. The only countries with a higher rate of kidney transplantation in this year was the Netherlands (57.6 pmp), France (58.2 pmp) and Spain at the top with 70.5 transplants per million population.
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