Number of patients receiving a transplant in Europe in 2017-2018, by country

Spain had the highest rate of organ transplants in 2018, at 112 per million population. This rate has increased by approximately one since the preceding year. Belgium followed in 2018 with the second highest rate at 88.8 transplants per million. Estonia had the largest rate increase between the years increasing from 38.5 to 55.4 per million population.

Rate of specific transplants

Spain had a rate of 71.4 kidney transplants per million population in 2018, the highest rate in Europe. Additionally, Spain had approximately 27 liver transplants per million in 2018, making it the third-highest rate in Europe only behind the rate of transplants in Croatia and Belgium.

Waiting for a transplant

Spain had over 10.5 thousand patients active on the transplant waiting list in 2017, with 7.2 thousand of those waiting for a kidney transplant. This was lower the 18.8 thousand patients waiting for a kidney transplant in France, the highest amount in Europe.

Rate of patients receiving a transplant per million population in Europe from 2017 to 2018, by country

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2017 to 2018

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