Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in Austria 2016-2018

In 2018, 1,036 patients were on the kidney transplant waiting list in Austria. This figure is a decrease from the number waiting for a kidney in 2016 which stood at 1,090. Although the numbers needing a kidney transplant has decreased, patients on the liver and heart transplant waiting list has increased in Austria since 2016.

Austrian transplant activity

There were 47 kidney transplant procedures per million population in Austria in 2018, a decrease from 2016 when the rate was 50.2. Kidney transplant procedures were the most carried out in Austria, followed by liver transplants at 20.7 per million and then lung transplants at 13.3 per million population. Although there were 68 deaths on the transplant waiting list in Austria in 2018, 27 of which were waiting for a kidney transplant.

Austrian transplant rate compared to rest of Europe

The rate of kidney transplants in Austria was the seventh highest in the European Union in 2018. Spain was top of the rankings at 71.4 kidney transplants per million population. However, Austria did have the highest rate of lung transplants per million population in the EU.

Total number of patients on an organ transplant waiting list in Austria from 2016 to 2018, by organ*

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2016 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Total number of patients ever active on the waiting list during 2016-2018.

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