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Number of organ donations to strangers trebled last year

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3209 (Published 16 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3209
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

A charity has hailed new figures showing a marked rise in the number of living people donating organs to someone they do not know.

The Human Tissue Authority, which assesses all proposed transplants from living donors, said that approved “non-directed” altruistic donations in the United Kingdom had almost trebled in a year—from 38 in 2011-12 to 104 in 2012-13.

Chris Burns-Cox, from the charity Give a Kidney, which was set up in …

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