Record number of transplants in the UK

Organ transplants
A new record has been set for the number of transplants carried out in the UK, an NHS report says. Credit: PA

Organ transplants have reached a record high in the UK, it has emerged.

The number of operations rose by 6 percent since last year, with 4,212 transplants carried out according to a report from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Approximately a quarter (1,101) of donations were from living people giving a kidney or part of their liver. The rest (3,111) involved organs donated after a person's death.

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Record number of transplants

A new record has been set for the number of organ transplants carried out in the space of a year in the UK, NHS figures show.