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Organ transplantation: 9400 people waiting for a donation

The debate about the revision of the organ donation is in full swing. Currently, 9400 people waiting for a donor organ. A short glance.

The number of organs donated has increased in the past year. 2018 donated by the German Foundation for organ transplantation, according to nationwide, a total of 955 people after their death their organs for seriously ill people. In 2017, the 797, which represents an increase of 20 percent. Of these donors, 3113 organs have been through the adoption Agency Eurotransplant in patients on the waiting gives lists.

In 2018, has been audited 1609 patients with a kidney transplant. The average waiting time for such surgery is about six years. In addition, there were 779 liver transplants. 295 the heart and 338 lungs were transferred. In addition, 91 pancreas transplants were performed. Three Times a small intestine TRANS was transplanted to.

8000 patients waiting for a kidney transplant

For the coordination of organ transplantation is the German Foundation for organ transplantation is responsible. It organizes all the steps of the organ donation to Transplantation. The removal of the organ itself so-called Sampling hospitals, the need to spatially and in terms of personnel to be equipped. For subsequent organ transplantation, the transplant centers are responsible.

In German transplant centres will be transferred to the following organs: kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas and small intestine. On the waiting, all patients are registered lists, in need of one of these institutions, and from a medical point of view of a transplant.

Currently, about 9400 people, according to the Foundation on the waiting list for a donor organ. Approximately 8000 patients are waiting for a kidney transplant. The are almost four times as much as the transferred bodies. Statistically, three patients die every day because they are not in time a suitable Organ is available.

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