Spain is world leader for organ transplants for 24th year running

New figures have revealed Spain is still carrying out more organ transplants than any other country, breaking its own previous record in the process

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organ transplantSPAIN is the world leader for organ transplants for the 24th year running.

New figures have revealed Spain is still carrying out more organ transplants than any other country, breaking its own previous record in the process.

Spain eclipses the EU average of 19.6 organ donations per every million people, with its own total of 36, according to the Health Ministry.

Furthermore, despite being home to just 0.7% of the world’s population, the country boasts 4% of all organ transplants conducted.

During 2014, Spain carried out 4,360 organ transplants from 1,682 donations, including 265 heart transplants and more than 1,000 liver transplants.

There were 118,117 transplant operations in 2014 according to the World Transplant Register, which is just 12% of the total number required.

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