In the UK between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014:
- 4,655 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 2,466 donors.
- 1,328 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, lung, liver or combined heart/lungs, liver/kidney or heart/kidney transplant.
- 3,301 patients' lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 188 of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant.
- Figures for each organ type below - please note that multi-organ transplants are counted once in each organ. E.g Heart/Lung transplants are counted in Heart and in Lung.
- Kidney - 3,257
- Pancreas - 261
- Heart - 206
- Lung - 218
- Liver - 924
- Bowel - 26
- A further 3,724 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
- A record number of 821 kidney transplants from donors after circulatory death took place and accounted for one in four of all kidney transplants.
- 1,114 living donor kidney transplants were carried out accounting for more than a third of all kidney transplants. 'Non-directed' living donor transplants (also known as altruistic donor
transplants) and paired and pooled donations contributed 190 kidney transplants between them.
- Over 1,050,000 more people pledged to help others after their death by registering their wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register, bringing the total to 20,239,715 (March 2014).
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Last updated July 2014