Procurement and transplantation of organs and tissue

Updated on 21.08.14

Transplantation of organs in 2013

Transplantation of organs in 2013
Patients on the waiting list on 1st January New patients put on the waiting list during the year Patients receiving transplants (a) Deaths of patients on the waiting list Patients taken off the waiting list (b) Patients with a functioning transplanted organ on 31st December ©
Heart 325 545 410 75 47 4,272
Lungs 125 375 299 17 21 1,536
Heart and lungs 17 21 11 2 2 189
Liver 1,104 1,820 1,241(13) 206 212 11,446
Kidney 9,869 4,467 3,074(401) 252 274 34,056
Pancreas 166 128 85 6 23 819
Intestine 10 4 3 1 2 12
Total 11,616 7,360 5,123(414) 559 581 52,330


Number of transplants involving living donors

Number of transplants involving living donors
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total number of kidney transplants 2,572 2,731 2,912 2,937 2,826 2,893 2,976 3,044 3,074
Transplants involving 197 246 235 221 223 283 302 357 401
living donors (7.7%) (9.0%) (8.1%) (7.5%) (7.9%) (9.8%) (10.1%) (11.7%) (13.0%)
Total number of liver transplants 1,024 1,037 1,061 1,011 1,047 1,092 1,164 1,161 1,241
Transplants involving 49 36 18 10 12 17 14 9 13
living donors (4.8%) (3.5%) (1.7%) (1.0%) (1.1%) (1.6%) (1.2%) (0.8%) (1.0%)


Procurement of organs in 2013

  • Number of people identified in a state of brain death: 3,336 or 50.7 per million inhabitants
  • Number of donors in a state of brain death having organs removed: 1,627 or 24.7 per million inhabitants
  • Percentage of refusals: 32.9% of people identified
  • Deceased donors following circulatory death having organs removed: 53
  • Living donors having organs removed: 414

Procurement of tissue in 2013

  • 5,005 corneas removed
  • 63 bone donors
  • 204 skin donors
  • 261 blood vessel donors
  • 190 valve donors