Irish Organ Donation Statistics 2015
There was a small increase in organ transplants in 2015, up six from the 2014 figure of 251 but still well below the 2013 figure of 294. Last year there were 81 deceased donors and 33 living kidney donors. These figures were released in early January, 2016.
In 2014 the number of organ donors in Ireland dropped by a quarter, making it one of the worst in recent years for organ donations. The lowest figure for donations from deceased donors in recent years was in 2010 with only 58 donors.
"We have to continue to try and make the public aware of the large number of people awaiting organs", said Prof. Jim Egan of Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland (ODTI), adding that 700 families are currently waiting for life-saving transplant treatment. "The key to enhancing organ donation is through the deployment of specialist nurses and doctors in our main hospitals" said Prof. Jim Egan.
The Irish Kidney Association issued a press release in which it expressed concern over the decrease in kidney transplants under the "Modern Living Donor Transplant Programme".
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Beaumont Hospital's response to the IKA