Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in Denmark 2015-2018

Most of the patients active on the organ transplant waiting list in Denmark from 2015 to 2018 needed a new kidney. These patients amounted to 881 in 2018, a higher number than in three previous years. The number of patients refers to the total number of people that were ever active on the waiting list during the year. The number of patients who received a new kidney in Denmark during 2017 amounted to 257.

Rate of kidney transplantation activity

   The activity rate for organ transplantations in Denmark was higher for kidney transplants than for the other organs during the period from 2015 to 2018. However, the kidney transplantation activity rate decreased over the period, with the lowest rate in 2018, when it was 40.7 per million population.  

Highest waiting list death number for kidney patients

   The highest number of deaths among patients on the transplant list was also among kidney patients. This number increased during the period from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, 33 patients died while waiting for a new kidney, which is a large increase from the previous year.

Total number of patients active on the organ transplant waiting list in Denmark from 2015 to 2018, by organ*

2015201620172018
Kidney823710869881
Liver86889080
Lung64636559
Heart59475052
Pancreas16181515
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Release date

September 2019

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Total number of patients ever active on the waiting list during 2015-2017.

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