15 Jun, 2018 @ 14:33
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Costa del Sol hospital enjoys record month for organ donations

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THE Costa de Sol Hospital had a record month for organ donations in May.

Four donations during the month meant doctors were able to provide vital organs to patients, including kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs and six corneas.

Transplant coordinator José Manuel Galván praised the multidisciplinary team of doctors from different specialties for their efforts “These figures have been made possible thanks to the excellent work of all the professionals who make up the donation team of the hospital”.

So far this year the hospital has registered six multi-organ donations and one tissue donation. This has involved the removal of 23 organs, three hearts, four lungs, four livers, 12 kidneys and nine corneas, amongst others.

The number of donations has steadily increased over the past decade, from five during the whole of 2005 to 19 last year. This is partly the result of greater public awareness.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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