How common is a lung transplant?
Around 150 lung transplants are carried out in the UK each year. The average waiting time for a lung transplant is around one year. Small bowel A small bowel transplant us normally recommended because there isn’t enough bowel left to absorb nutrition (short bowel syndrome) and when the patient is having difficulty with total parenteral nutrition (TPN), when food is given through a vein. Small bowel transplants are often performed at the same time as liver and pancreas. This is called a multi-visceral transplant. How common is small bowel transplant? Small bowel transplant is not yet widely available on the NHS. Around only 2,000 have been carried out worldwide to date. Pancreas A successful pancreas transplant is the only treatment that can restore complete insulin independence and blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes. How common is a pancreas transplant? In 2006, there were 24 single pancreas transplants in the UK and 136 combined kidney/pancreas transplants. The averag