Organ transplantation activity per million population in Germany 2016-2018, by organ

In Germany, 27.8 kidney transplants procedures were carried out per million population in 2018. The rate of kidney transplant procedures has increased since 2016. Liver transplants were the second most carried out transplant procedure in Germany in 2017 at 10.7 per million population, although this has decreased over the provided time period albeit only slightly.

Transplant waiting list

There were approximately 10.6 thousand patients waiting for a kidney transplant in Germany in 2018. In each of the preceding two years the number of active patients awaiting a kidney transplant has been decreasing. Additionally, the number of patients requiring a liver transplant has dropped since 2016.

Activity compared to Europe

The rate of kidney transplants in Germany in 2018 was low compared to other EU countries. In 2018, Spain had the highest rate of kidney transplants at 71.4 per million population. Additionally, Germany was in the lower half of EU nations when it came to liver transplant rates in 2018. With Croatia having the highest rate of procedures in 2018 at 31.7 per million.

Rate of organ transplantation activity per million population in Germany from 2016 to 2018, by organ

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Release date

September 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2016 to 2018

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