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                  overview of living donor Kidney transplants in the UK


                  the number of living donor Kidney transplants (ldKt) carried out in the UK over the past
                  three years, compared with targets set in the living donor Kidney transplantation 2020
                  strategy (ldKt 2020) have been going down. the figures published by nhsBt are as follows.


                                      Actual number          Target               Difference
                  2013/14          1148                1112              + 36
                  2014/15          1092                1143              -51
                  2015/16          1077                1223              -146

                  2016/17          1043                1260              -217



                  the actual number of ldKt for 2016/17 shows a reduction of 105 transplants, a
                  drop of nearly 9% compared with the 2013/14 figure. the bar chart below shows
                  the increasing gap between the ‘actual number’ compared with the target set.



























                  the target for 2020 is 1728 ldKt. this means that we will need an increase of 685 ldKt on
                  the 2016/17 actual number i.e. and increase of nearly 65%.

                  an alternative measure of ldKt activity is the number of living donor kidney transplants
                  undertaken per million of population per year (pmp). in 2013/14 the figure for the UK was
                  17.9 living donor transplants pmp and the figure for 2016/17 has reduced to 16.0 pmp.
                  the target set for 2020 is 26 pmp. it is highly unlikely that the 2020 target will be reached
                  unless urgent action is taken.

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