Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in Germany 2015-2017

Total number of patients active on the organ transplant waiting list in Germany from 2015 to 2017, by organ*

by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in Germany 2015-2017 In 2017, the majority of individuals active on the organ donor list in Germany were waiting for a kidney. At approximately 10.9 thousand waiting for a kidney in 2017, this was fewer patients waiting than in the preceding two years. The number of patients waiting for a liver, heart or lung transplant has also decreased across the three-year period.
Transplant activity in Germany

In 2017, 23.4 kidney transplants per million population were carried out in Germany, however in 2015 this rate was at 27.2 per million population. Even with this decrease, kidney transplants are still the most common organ transplant procedure, ahead of liver and lung transplant with a rate of 10 and 3.8 per million population respectively. Although, there were 936 patients in Germany who died on the transplant waiting list, almost half of the deceased were waiting for a kidney transplant.

European comparisons

The rate of kidney transplant procedures in Germany is low compared to many other European countries. In 2017, Germany ranked 23rd out of the European Union countries in the rate of kidney transplants. Spain had the highest rate with 70.5 procedures per million population.
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Total number of patients active on the organ transplant waiting list in Germany from 2015 to 2017, by organ*

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201520162017
Kidney11,03711,12910,930
Liver2,8402,7302,524
Heart1,3411,2481,165
Lung859841812
Pancreas444456456
201520162017
Kidney11,03711,12910,930
Liver2,8402,7302,524
Heart1,3411,2481,165
Lung859841812
Pancreas444456456
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by Conor Stewart, last edited Jun 4, 2019
In 2017, the majority of individuals active on the organ donor list in Germany were waiting for a kidney. At approximately 10.9 thousand waiting for a kidney in 2017, this was fewer patients waiting than in the preceding two years. The number of patients waiting for a liver, heart or lung transplant has also decreased across the three-year period.
Transplant activity in Germany

In 2017, 23.4 kidney transplants per million population were carried out in Germany, however in 2015 this rate was at 27.2 per million population. Even with this decrease, kidney transplants are still the most common organ transplant procedure, ahead of liver and lung transplant with a rate of 10 and 3.8 per million population respectively. Although, there were 936 patients in Germany who died on the transplant waiting list, almost half of the deceased were waiting for a kidney transplant.

European comparisons

The rate of kidney transplant procedures in Germany is low compared to many other European countries. In 2017, Germany ranked 23rd out of the European Union countries in the rate of kidney transplants. Spain had the highest rate with 70.5 procedures per million population.
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