Liver transplant statistics

There were 842 deceased donor liver transplants performed in 2014-2015.

Overall, the number of deceased donor liver transplants decreased by 4.32% in 2014-2015.

The number of patients on the waiting list for a liver transplant at 31 March 2015 was 611, an increase of 11.29% from 2014.

The number of liver donors decreased by 0.86% to 924.

Key messages:

The number of liver donors after brain death fell by 4% to 684, while transplants from donors after brain death fell by 9% to 665.

The number of liver donors after circulatory death increased by 9% to 240, while transplants from donors after circulatory death increased by 16% to 177.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) estimate that by 2020 15,840 individuals will be living with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis or cancer in England, more than 4,200 with decompensated cirrhosis or cancer for whom a liver transplant may be the only option.

On average, adult patients wait 137 days for a liver transplant.