Patient deaths on organ transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

Number of patient deaths on the organ transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by organ

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
Patient deaths on organ transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018 243 patients died on the organ transplant waiting list while waiting for a kidney transplant in the United Kingdom (UK) during the period 2017/18, by far the highest number compared to other organs. In the year to March 2018, 63 and 56 people also died waiting for lung and liver transplants respectively.
Transplant situation in the UK

The number of people waiting for a kidney transplant in the UK was over 4.8 thousand in 2018, which was the highest for any organ by quite a distance. Again, this was followed by individuals waiting for lung transplants and liver transplants with 344 and 333 patients each respectively. The problem exists is that in 2017/18 the number of potential donors was over 4.5 times the number of actual donors in the UK.

Survival chances after a transplant

In the UK, the one-year survival rate after a kidney transplant is generally good. Since 2004, 99 percent of those receiving a kidney transplant from a living donor survived for at least one-year post-transplant. The survival rates from deceased donors are slightly below, sitting at a 97 percent survival rate for the period 2013 to 2016.
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Number of patient deaths on the organ transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by organ

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Number of patients
Kidney243
Lung63
Liver56
Kidney and pancreas20
Heart16
Heart/Lung4
Intestinal1
Number of patients
Kidney243
Lung63
Liver56
Kidney and pancreas20
Heart16
Heart/Lung4
Intestinal1
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
243 patients died on the organ transplant waiting list while waiting for a kidney transplant in the United Kingdom (UK) during the period 2017/18, by far the highest number compared to other organs. In the year to March 2018, 63 and 56 people also died waiting for lung and liver transplants respectively.
Transplant situation in the UK

The number of people waiting for a kidney transplant in the UK was over 4.8 thousand in 2018, which was the highest for any organ by quite a distance. Again, this was followed by individuals waiting for lung transplants and liver transplants with 344 and 333 patients each respectively. The problem exists is that in 2017/18 the number of potential donors was over 4.5 times the number of actual donors in the UK.

Survival chances after a transplant

In the UK, the one-year survival rate after a kidney transplant is generally good. Since 2004, 99 percent of those receiving a kidney transplant from a living donor survived for at least one-year post-transplant. The survival rates from deceased donors are slightly below, sitting at a 97 percent survival rate for the period 2013 to 2016.
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