European Union statistics

A total of over 63,000 patients were officially placed on organs' waiting lists on 31 December 2013 in the European Union, i.e. for 508 million inhabitants (for comparison: respectively 63,800 patients and 61,500 patients were placed on waiting lists in the EU on 31 December 2012 and 2011). If patients from Iceland, Norway and Turkey are added: 86,000 patients were on the waiting lists (for a total population of 588 million inhabitants).

It is estimated that 4,100 patients died while officially placed on these waiting lists in the course of 2013 in the 28 Member States of the European Union (respectively 3,780 and 5,500 patients died while on waiting lists in 2012 and 2011). If patients from Iceland, Norway and Turkey are included, it can be estimated that 6,000 patients died while placed on the waiting lists in 2013.

Link :



  • There are currently 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 100,791 await kidney transplants. (as of 1/11/16) 1
  • The median wait time for an individual’s first kidney transplant is 3.6 years and can vary depending on health, compatibility and availability of organs.2
  • In 2014, 17,107 kidney transplants took place in the US. Of these, 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5,537 came from living donors.1
On average:
  • Over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month.1
  • 13 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.1
  • Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list. 1
  • In 2014, 4,761 patients died while waiting for a kidney transplant. Another, 3,668 people became too sick to receive a kidney transplant.1

Almost 1.5 lac people in India need a kidney; however, only 3000 of them receive one.

Only 1 out of 30 people who need a kidney receive one.

90% of people in the waiting list die without getting an organ. India’s annual liver transplant requirement is 25,000, but we manage only about 800.

70% liver transplants are taken care of by a live donor, but 30% are dependent on cadaver donations.

Source: Times of India, DNA India

© 2016 Organathon by ALPS, all rights reserved.

Disclaimer : Objection if any with proof and within a year of launch of website will be taken and entertain as per rules and regulations.
Any suggestion/mistake regarding website will be highly solicited and acknowledged.