In the UK between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013:
- 4,212 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 2,313 donors.
- 1,160 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, lung, liver or combined heart/lungs, liver/kidney or liver/pancreas transplant.
- 3,052 patients' lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 166 of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant.
- A further 3,697 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
- A record number of 749 kidney transplants from donors after circulatory death took place and accounted for one in four of all kidney transplants.
- 1,068 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 more than 130 kidney transplants between them.
- Almost 1,012,000 more people pledged to help others after their death by registering their wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register, bringing the total to 19,532,806 (March 2013).
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Last updated August 2013