Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in the Netherlands 2016-18

In 2018, 2,194 patients were on the kidney transplant waiting list in the Netherlands. This figure is an increase from the number waiting for a kidney in the year before which stood at 1,930. The number of patients needing liver, lung or heart transplants has increased in the country since 2016.

Dutch transplant activity

There were 58.4 kidney transplant procedures per million population in the Netherlands in 2018, a slight increase from 2016 when the rate was 58.3. Kidney transplant procedures were the most carried out procedure in the Netherlands, followed by liver transplantations at 11.4 per million and then lung transplants at 5.2 per million population. There were 114 deaths on the transplant waiting list in the Netherlands in 2018, 66 of which were waiting for a kidney transplant.

Rate compared to rest of Europe

The rate of kidney transplants in the Netherlands was the second highest in the European Union in 2018. Spain was top of the rankings at 71.4 kidney transplants per million population, and France had the third highest rate at 54.7.

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

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Release date

September 2019

Region

Netherlands

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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