Increase in transplants from deceased donors

Tuesday 31 December 2013 21.44
Figures show an increase in transplants from deceased and from living donors
Figures show an increase in transplants from deceased and from living donors

The number of organ transplants from deceased donors increased by just over 20% in 2013 compared to the previous year, new figures show.

In total, there were 86 deceased donors this year, accounting for 255 transplants.

There were 78 deceased donors and 206 transplants in 2012.

2013 saw a rise in the number of kidney, liver and heart transplants, with the biggest increase coming in lung and pancreas transplantations.

The figures also show there was a modest increase to 38 in the number of kidney transplants from living donors.

The procedure became available in Ireland six years ago.

Keywords: organ transplants