Hungary Sees 307 Transplants Last Year


Overall, 307 transplants were performed in Hungary last year, the National Blood Supply Service (OVSZ) said on Friday.


A total of 273 organs were removed from brain-dead patients and 34 were removed from living organ donors, it said. Altogether 196 kidney transplants were conducted in four Hungarian hospital centres dedicated to transplants, most of them in Budapest’s Semmelweis University. Hungary’s two heart transplant centres performed 34 operations, of which 24 were carried out at the Semmelweis University’s Heart and Vascular Centre and ten at the Gottsegen György National Cardiology Institute. Liver transplants numbered 59, and lung transplants 14. Twenty-six percent of the transplanted organs were provided by foreign donors. Altogether 1,313 patients were waiting for organ transplants at the end of last year, OVSZ said.


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