Thursday, 15 August 2013
Record Transplants in UK
A record number of organ transplants took place in 2012, the BBC reports. The increase of 6% on the previous year is largely attributed to an increase in the number of registered donors, which suggests that the limiting factor on transplants was indeed donations, rather than space in operating theatres. Of course, a dramatic increase in the number of donors may see some other factor, such as space in operating theatres, become the new limiting factor. But, for now, it seems that our focus should be on increasing decisions to donate, whether from individuals or their families.