Organ transplantation activity per million population in Portugal 2016-2018

48.7 kidney transplants per million population were carried out in Portugal in 2018. The rate of kidney transplant procedures has dropped from the preceding year. Liver transplants were the second most carried out transplant procedure in Portugal in 2018 at 22.5 per million, although this is also a decrease from the previous year.

Waiting list in Portugal

There were approximately 2.3 thousand patients waiting for a kidney transplant in Portugal in 2018, while in 2018 there were over 2.7 thousand patients active on the waiting list. Additionally, the number of patients waiting on procedures for other organs has dropped since 2016.

Activity compared to Europe

Compared to the rest of the EU countries, Portugal had a fairly high rate of kidney transplants. Additionally, Portugal had a high rate of liver transplant procedures in 2018, with only Croatia, Belgium and Spain having a higher rate of procedures in this year.

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

201620172018
Kidney48.451.448.7
Liver26.425.122.5
Heart4.14.53.2
Pancreas2.42.63.4
Lung2.53.32.6
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Release date

September 2019

Region

Portugal

Survey time period

2016 to 2018

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