Why are live organ transplants going down?

The number of live organ transplants in the UK has gone down for a second year. In 2015/16, there were 1075 live transplants, most of which were kidney transplants. This represents a shortfall of 148 (12%) on the target figure of 1223 transplants per year. The National Living Donor Kidney Transplantation Strategy, approved by the four governments and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in 2014, is unlikely to meet its 2020 target of 1608 transplants per year, an increase of 523 (49%) transplants on the current number. Kirit Modi, past Co-chair of NBTA, has written about this in a personal capacity in a new article, Why are live donor transplants going down?