Highest number of people waiting for transplants in 6 years

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 15th July 2021

A report by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that the number of people waiting for lifesaving organ transplant surgery has increased to almost 7000, which is the highest number in almost 6 years. The pandemic has led to a backlog of referrals and increasing waiting lists; however, 80% of NHS transplant work did go ahead between April 2020 and March 2021, which is good news. We hope that the NHS can continue to provide transplants in a timely fashion to patients in need and that the backlog can be cleared as soon as possible.