Kidney transplant rate per million population in Europe 2017-2018, by country

In 2018, Spain had the highest rate of kidney transplant procedures at 71.4 per million population. This was a slight increase from 2017, when the rate was 70.5 per million. The Netherlands followed in 2018 with the second highest rate at 58.4 kidney transplants per million. Estonia had the largest rate increase between the years increasing from 26.9 to 44.6 per million population.

Transplant activity in Spain

In comparison to the rest of Europe, Spain also had the third highest rate of liver transplants 2018 with 26.5 liver transplants per million population carried out in the country. Additionally, in 2018, Spain had a heart transplant rate of 6.9 per million population, although this was only the seventh highest rate in Europe in this year.

Waiting on the transplant list

In 2017, there were 7.2 thousand patients in Spain waiting for a kidney with a further two thousand patients on the liver transplant list. Although in 2017, there were 60 and 26 patients who died on the transplant list waiting for liver and lung transplants respectively.

Rate of kidney transplant procedures 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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