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Spain as a world leader in transplantation
03 October 2012 @ 13:08

      17.3% of all donations recorded in the EU last year were made in Spain.
      When Spain's credibility falters in many respects, is in one that still leads the world in organ transplants in a nutshell translates to give life. Spain, with 35.3 donors per million inhabitants and more than 4.200 transplants performed in 2011, continues to maintain its global leadership. In addition the data show that 17.3% of all donations recorded in the EU last year were made in Spain.


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      The World Transplant Registry, which manages the National Transplant Organization (ONT) for 6 years in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated to total 106.879 solid organ transplants performed worldwide in last year, representing an increase of about 3% over the previous year. Of these, 73.179 were from kidney, liver 21.602, 5.582 of heart, lung 3.927, 2.362 and 227 pancreatic bowel. Europe also recorded for the fourth consecutive year, a slight increase (+0.6%) in the rate of organ donation. In 2011, this rate rises to 19 donors per million people, compared to 18.4 last year. Data collected by the ONT estimated at 9. 604 registered donors in the European Union last year, an increase of 4.3% compared to 2010 (with 9206). This increase, though small in absolute numbers, Europe has allowed exceed, for the first time, the 30.000 transplants annually, with a total of 30.290.

      In absolute numbers, this increase has enabled around 1.200 transplants than in the previous year. As for the waiting list, just been variations. As at 31 December 2011, the figure ONT 63.009 patients waiting for a transplant in the EU, representing about 1.000 people more than the previous year (+1.8%).     

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