National Day of the transplant
Today March 27, the National Day of the transplant, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of being a donor.
In recent years, organ donation has increased markedly. Fact that has given a new opportunity to thousands of people. In Spain, donation rates have not stopped increasing, and have made Spain a world leader in donations
Last year they registered 2.183 organ donors, what allowed to realize 5.261 transplants. In total, they were made 3.269 kidney transplants, 1.247 hepatic, 304 cardiac, 363 pulmonary, 70 pancreatic y 8 intestinal. Spain during the 2018 has reached a rate of 113,4 pmp transplants, well above the European average (66,9) and superior to the United States (109,7).
Last year, more than 600 patients have benefited from a transplant in Canary Islands
En Canary Islands They registered 646 transplants of organs and tissues in 2018. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, on the occasion of the National Transplant Day, wanted to highlight the importance of organ and tissue donation to save or improve the quality of life of people who need it. So of the total of transplants performed last year in Canary Islands, 205 were organs, of which 156 they were from kidney, 6 de pancreas y 43 de liver, thanks to the generosity of 105 deceased donors y 6 alive
The University Hospital of Canary Islandsfrom 1982 has the kidney transplant program to which the Insular-Mother-Child University Hospital in 2007 was added. Thus, from the beginning until the last 31 of December of 2018, a total of 3.274 kidney transplants. In addition, 1996 at the University Hospital of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria has performed 732 liver transplants.
In addition this program is extended to the smaller islands. The Canary Islands Health Service has authorized the General Hospital of Fuerteventura for the donation of organs and, in addition, the program of Bone Marrow Transplantation in the Gran Canaria Hospital Dr. Negrín has been launched.
Last year, more than 600 patients have benefited from a transplant in Canary Islands. In this regard, the Ministry of Health has sent a message of thanks to the health professionals who provide their knowledge, professionalism and dedication in all this health procedure, as well as the donors and their families, who have made this process possible.