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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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'Very gratifying' to perform over 4,000 transplants

An organ donation expert has expressed his joy at the record high number of transplant operations carried out in the UK during 2012-13.

It is very gratifying to note that we have performed over 4,000 transplants in 2012/13 for the first time ever in a single year.

This builds on the sustained effort of many people to successfully achieve the target of a 50 percent increase in deceased donors in five years set by the Organ Donation Taskforce.

– Professor Anthony Warrens, president of the British Transplantation Society

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