IKEM carried out record number of transplants in 2013

The Prague-based Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, or IKEM, carried out record number of organ transplants last year, its director Pavel Trunečka said on Thursday. In total, 420 patients received 459 organs at the institute, which was 63 more than last year. Liver transplants were the most frequent with 63 cases, followed by 30 joint transplants of pancreas and kidney. Mr Trunečka said an improved coverage of the transplants by health insurance firms was behind last year’s record numbers.

Author: Jan Richter