Gibraltar patients now entitled to UK organ transplants

The Olive Press | Tom Powell

Previously, organ transplants in Gibraltar were not possible causing much uncertainty and concern.

But the Gibraltar Health Service has now announced a landmark agreement with the UK’s NHS Blood and Transplant service.

In return, Gibraltar will contribute organs to the UK deceased donor pool where appropriate.

It is estimated that around four Gibraltar patients will require a transplant each year, with one heart, one liver and two kidney transplants.

Chief minister Fabian Picardo said: “: “The possibility of receiving transplants is life saving and it was of great concern to me that this had become impossible for Gibraltar patients. Continue reading