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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Luxembourg struggling to find organ donors


JB) Organ donors are becoming increasingly rare in Luxembourg, which was ranked last in a study by Eurostat.

In total eight countries were featured in the report in which Croatia topped the ranking with 33.7 organ donors for every million inhabitants.

The Grand Duchy recorded 5.3 donor transplants for every one million inhabitants, a figure which has fallen sharply over the past three years, giving cause for concern.

Luxembourg Transplant, the body responsible for coordinating organ transplants, launched an appeal to the political work and to hospitals to raise awareness among the public about the problem.

Last year, just three people in Luxembourg donated organs, enabling transplants of six kidneys, three hearts, four lungs, three livers and a single pancreas. Continue reading 
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