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Deceased Donor Transplants*

Living Donor Transplants*

DONORS

TRANSPLANTS

Only around 1% of all deaths in

Scotland occur in circumstances

that allow deceased organ donation

to proceed.

• Since 2013/14, the number of people

donating their organs after death has

risen by

25%

.

• One deceased donor can help save

the lives of up to

7

people and save

or enhance the lives of many more

through tissue donation.

• In 2016/17,

15

living people in

Scotland donated a kidney to a

stranger (altruistic donation).

• The number of living donors has

remained relatively static over the

last 4 years.

• For more information

on living donation visit

www.livingdonationscotland.org .

• Around

530

people in Scotland are

currently waiting for a transplant.

The majority of them are waiting

for a kidney transplant;

• Just under

2.4 million

people in

Scotland have joined the NHS Organ

Donor Register giving hope to those

who are waiting for a transplant;

• In 2016/17

348

people in Scotland

received a transplant:

246

received a kidney transplant.

This means they no longer have

to attend hospital for dialysis

three times per week or undertake

another form of renal replacement

therapy;

116

– the highest ever number –

received a liver transplant;

18

received a kidney and pancreas

transplant;

16

received a heart transplant;

16

received a lung transplant; and

16

received islet cell transplants.

• Half of all kidney transplants now come

from living kidney donors. This is great

news because living donor transplants

lead to better results for patients.

DBD

DCD

Living

191 179 183 217

62

44

85

64

34

81

56

43

84

77

56

86

100

200

300

400

425

430

416

378

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16

2016/17

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16

2016/17

*Based on residency

84

332

300

342

348

78

83

82