Spain breaks organ transplant and donor records again

EURO WEEKLY NEWS | Karl Smallman
ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: 5,259 operations were performed in 2017  Shutterstock
SPAIN has broken its own record for the number of organ transplants carried out in a year in 2017.

The country's National Transplant Organisation (ONT) said 2017 saw a total of 5,259 transplant operations performed beating 2016's record of 4,818 transplants.

The majority were kidney and liver transplants.

Spain also boasts a much higher average of organ donors with 46.9 donors per million people in 2017, compared with 43.9 per million in 2016 and 39.7 in 2015.

The EU average is just 19.6 donors per million and the US average is 26.6 per million. Continue reading
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