Table 1

Characteristics of UK living kidney donors 2006–2017

CharacteristicsLiving kidney donors
Total n=11 651 (%*)
Sex
  Female6217 (53)
  Male5428 (47)
  Missing6 (0.05)
Age (years)
  <2027 (0.2)
  20–291065 (9)
  30–392104 (18.8)
  40–493403 (29)
  50–593040 (26)
  60–691734 (15)
  70–79259 (2)
  >8013 (0.1)
  Missing6 (0.05)
Ethnicity
  White10 134 (87)
  Asian838 (7)
  Black409 (4)
  Chinese60 (0.5)
  Mixed/other198 (2)
  Missing12 (0.1)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
  <18.584 (0.7)
  18.5–24.93851 (33)
  25.0–29.95233 (45)
  30.0–34.91822 (16)
  >35.0207 (2)
  Missing454 (4)
Relationship of donor to recipient
  Partner/spouse2499 (22)
  Parent2746 (24)
  Sibling2692 (23)
  Child†986 (9)
  Other living relative466 (4)
  Other living non-relative951 (8)
  ‘Altruistic’ non-directed634 (5)
  Pooled donor‡670 (6)
  Missing7 (0.06)
  • *Percentages were rounded up so total may>100%.

  • †Child in terms of relationship to recipient (son or daughter) not age.

  • ‡From UK Living Kidney Sharing Scheme/paired exchange scheme.