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

12.7 kidney transplants per million population were carried out in Greece in 2018. This rate has experienced quite a sizeable increase, even in the small time period since 2015, although other transplant rates remain low in Greece.

Waiting list in Greece

There were 1,354 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in Greece in 2018, the number waiting for a kidney has declined from the preceding year. In 2018, there were a further 218 waiting for a liver transplant and 57 needing a heart transplant.

Activity compared to Europe

In comparison to the EU, the rate of kidney transplants in Greece is low. The rate of kidney transplants in Greece was the second lowest in Europe in 2018, only above Bulgaria on the list. Spain was top of the rankings at 71.4 kidney transplants per million population. Greece also had the second lowest rate of liver transplants per million population in the EU.

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

2015201620172018
Kidney8.911.415.712.7
Liver21.92.52.1
Heart0.50.60.80.7
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

Greece

Survey time period

2016 to 2018

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