More Than 50,000 Alive Due to Organ Transplants, NHS Says
July 12, 2017
(BBC) – More than 50,000 people in the UK are alive today because of organ transplantation, new data suggests. NHS Blood and Transplant said that figure included 36,300 kidney patients, 9,800 given livers, 1,900 who received a pancreas, and 1,000 who were given an intestine transplant. It marks the first time the 50,000 barrier has been broken, the NHS added. The number of registered organ donors also reached a record of 23.6 million – up 4.9 million over five years.