Over 5,000 transplants carried out in France in 2012

Publié le : 12 March 2013

 According to the latest report of the French Biomedicine Agency published on Wednesday 6 March 2013, 5,023 organ transplants were carried out in France in 2012, a rise of 1.57% compared to 2011, which had 4,945 transplants.   
In its report, the Agency notes that "the transplants involving living donor relatives [i.e. in the same family] increased sharply in 2012, with 366 transplants compared to 316 in 2011, a rise of 15.8% due principally to the increase in kidney transplants." After the kidney, "the organs most frequently implanted […] were the liver (1161), the heart (397), the lungs (322) and the pancreas (72)." Lastly, "1,589 donors were in a state of brain death [in 2012] compared to 1572 the previous year" and "the transplants from donors deceased after cardiac arrest also increased: 85 in 2012, compared to 71 in 2011.

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