Number of living organ donations in UK rose by 8% in past year

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 16 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3226
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    The number of people becoming a living organ donor in the United Kingdom has risen by 8% in the past year, alongside a sharp rise in bone marrow donations, says the annual review of the body that regulates the use of human tissue, published on 15 June.

    The Human Tissue Authority’s report says that the number of living organ donations was 1140 in 2009-10, up by 8% from the 2008-9 figure of 1058.

    Living donation is regulated by the authority through a system of independent assessment. It received 1143 reports for consideration in …

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