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Thursday, September 1, 2016

New figures show rise in the number of people living in Wales whose lives have been saved or improved by an organ transplant

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New figures showing a rise in the number of people living in Wales whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant have been welcomed by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

The latest Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report, the first time this report has been published since the introduction of opt out registration and deemed consent in Wales, shows that over the last financial year:
  • the number of patients residing in Wales whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant increased by 24% to 214 (figure for 2014/15 was 173 which represents an increase of 41) Continue reading
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