Czechs rank 15th in number of organ donors

With 17.6 deceased organ donors per a million inhabitants, the Czech Republic is ranked 15th in the world, according to the Czech Transplantations Coordinating Centre. The list is topped by Spain with over 35 donors. Between January and October this year, 183 deceased and 64 living donors were registered in the Czech Republic; despite an increase in their numbers, the waiting time for donor transplant has grown, too. There have been nearly 360 kidney transplants, 106 liver transplants and 54 heart transplants this year. The Czech Republic has seven transplant centers two of which are located in Prague.

Author: Jan Richter