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Rise in organ donations in first half of 2011

While 2010 saw the worst decline in organ donation on record, the good news is the outstanding organ donation and transplantation figures for the first six months of 2011. According to the National Renal Transplantation Team at Beaumont Hospital, 2011 could be a record year for kidney transplants.

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin says it expects to perform a record number of kidney transplants this year. 

According to its National Renal Transplantation team, 111 kidney transplants were performed during the first half of the year, compared with 121 for all of 2010.  The previous record was 172 kidney transplants in 2009.

RTE News on Thursday, August 25th, 2011  carried a comprehensive report from Fergal Bowers on the good news about organ donation & transplantation.

Mr. Mark Murphy, Chief Executive of the IKA, writing in the Autumn 2011 edition of Support Magazine also refers to the good news that the figures for organ donation and transplantation have risen substantially in the first six months of the year in comparison with last year.  "This", he said, "was an outstanding turnaround.  By mid-July of this year we had as many deceased organ donors as we had for the whole of 2010.  Kidney transplantation in particular", he said, "is heading for a record year, fingers crossed, and with much help from the growing living kidney donor transplant programme.  The ground lost in 2010 should be completely recovered by the end of the year", Mr. Murphy said.  


Read the full report in Support Magazine, Autumn 2011   -



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