This will depend on how urgently you need a transplant.  A lack of available organs means that you are very unlikely to receive a transplant immediately after you are told that you need one.  On average, adult patients wait 138 days while children wait an average of 92 days.  Waiting time largely depends on factors such as blood type, ethnicity and clinical need.

Some people are placed on a priority list depending on their clinical need which means a shorter waiting time.

You will need to go to Kings College Hospital to undergo assessment for suitability for transplant surgery.

If the team at Kings consider you to be a suitable candidate you will be placed on the transplant waiting list.