In the UK between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012:
- 3,960 organ transplants were carried out, thanks to the generosity of 2,143 donors.
- 1,107 lives were saved in the UK through a heart, lung, liver or combined heart/lungs,
liver/kidney or liver/pancreas transplant.
- 2,846 patients' lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 173
of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant.
- A further 3,521 people had their sight restored through a cornea transplant.
- A record number of 674 kidney transplants from donors after circulatory death took place
and accounted for one in four of all kidney transplants.
- 1,009 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 80 kidney transplants between them.
- Almost 942,000 more people pledged to help others after their death by registering their wishes
on the NHS Organ Donor Register, bringing the total to 18,693,549 (March 2012).
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Last updated July 2012