Thursday, February 29, 2024

Every day 16 organ transplants are performed in Spain

Spain has reached 5,861 organ transplants in 2023, representing a rate of 122 transplants per million population (pmp), according to data from the National Transplant Organization (ONT). This was stated in a press conference by the Minister of Health, Mónica García, accompanied by the general director of ONT, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil. In total, 140,000 transplants have been achieved since records began.

This high level of activity was achieved due to the 2,346 people who donated their organs after death, putting the donation rate at 49 pmp donors, and the 435 people who donated a kidney (433) or part of their liver (2). life.

These data represent a growth of 9% in transplantation and 7% in donation compared to 2022. In fact, the transplant rate exceeded the historical maximum recorded in 2019 by 8%.

The average number of daily donors last year was 8 and the average number of transplants performed per day was 16. The growth in 2023 is generalized to all types of transplants. 3,688 kidney transplants were performed (8% more than last year), 1,262 liver (+9%), 479 lung (+15%), 325 heart (+5%), 100 pancreas (+9%) and 7 intestinal transplants. (+75%).

In a total of 433 procedures, the living donor kidney transplant activity increased by 24% and represents 12% of the kidney transplants performed. In addition to the historical record represented by the total number of transplants, the numbers for kidney transplants (from living donors and deceased donors), liver and lung transplants also exceeded any recorded number.

“When we talk about patients who stop dialysis, without needing to be admitted, we are talking about a profound change in people’s lives,” García celebrated, who recalled the importance of “those people’s stories.” “We Spaniards are the citizens of the world who have the best chance of receiving an organ when we need it,” he added.

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