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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.

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The singing heart patient looks to the future

Vincenzo Avanzato can enjoy life again thanks to a successful heart transplant operation Credit: ITV News

The number of organ transplants carried out in the UK has reached a record high, figures show.

Vincenzo Avanzato spent 13 weeks on an urgent list awaiting an organ. To help pass the time he sang Italian arias daily, even while being wheeled to the operating theatre for his transplant last Christmas.

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