The Canary Islands carried out 78 organ transplants from January to May

The Canary Islands carried out 78 organ transplants from January to May

Kidney transplant . / canary islands government

97 organ donations were made in deceased patients and eight live ones, which allowed saving 184 people

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The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has reported this Tuesday that the public hospitals of the Canary Health Service (SCS) have carried out in the first five months of this year a total of
78 transplants from 56 donorswhat it means
8.3 percent more than in the first five months of 2021.

From them,
54 are kidney transplantsof which 25 were carried out at the Maternal-Child Insular University Hospital Complex and 29 were carried out at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands (HUC), according to Health in a statement on the occasion of National Donor Day.

In addition, the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria has carried out in this period of time
13 liver transplants and the one from Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín,
11 heart transplants.

«The Ministry of Health insists on remembering the importance of organ donation, essential to adequately treat diseases whose only therapeutic option to save life is to carry out a transplant, reiterating the call for donation to all citizens of the Canary Islands , since without donors there are no transplants, "adds the note.

During the past year, a total of
97 organ donations in deceased patients and eight alive thus obtaining a rate of 44.7 donors per million inhabitants, which allowed saving the lives of 184 people.

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