Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in the Netherlands 2015-17

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

by Conor Stewart, last edited Aug 16, 2019
Number of patients active on organ transplant waiting list in the Netherlands 2015-17 In 2017, 1,930 patients were on the kidney transplant waiting list in the Netherlands. This figure is a decrease from the number waiting for a kidney in the year before which stood at 1,991. The number of patients needing liver, lung or heart transplants has increased in the country since 2015.

Dutch transplant activity

There were 57.6 kidney transplant procedures per million population in the Netherlands in 2017, a slight decrease 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 9.9 per million and then lung transplants at 4.4 per million population. There were 140 deaths on the transplant waiting list in the Netherlands in 2017, 83 of which were waiting for a kidney transplant.

Rate compared to rest of Europe

The rate of kidney transplants in the Netherlands was the third highest in the European Union in 2017. Spain was top of the rankings at 70.5 kidney transplants per million population, followed by France at 58.2.
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Total number of patients on the organ transplant waiting list in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2017, by organ*

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