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Organ donations rose by 10% in UK last year but may be stalling

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4450
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The overall number of people who received an organ transplant rose by 10% in the United Kingdom in the past year, with 4655 carried out by the end of March 2014.

However, the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2013-14 shows that four in 10 families refused deceased donation when approached.1 The report said that 456 patients died while waiting for an organ on the active transplant list and that a further 828 were removed …

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