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Number of donors growing, but families still refuse to authorize transplantation

Number of donors growing, but families still refuse to authorize transplantation

The number of organ donors has been growing in Brazil, according to The number of donors in the first half of 2017 was 1662 people, an increase of 16% over the previous year.

However, the country still stumbles on families to authorize the transplant. Currently 43% still refuse to donate organs. The global average is 25%, according to the coordination of the National Transplant System.

The goal of the Ministry is that by the end of this year 3324 donors will be counted, which can cause Brazil to exceed the target of 16 donors for each group of million scheduled for 2017.

To this end, the Ministry launched, this Wednesday (27) National Organ Donation Day, the Family, you love can save lives campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the families to authorize the transplantation of their bodies.

Transplant numbers

According to the Ministry of Health, there has also been an increase in numbers related to organ transplantation. Corneal transplants were the most common, with a number of 7865. The transplants totaled 4,221. Corneal transplants were the most common, with a number of 7865. Transplants totaled 4,221. In addition, 2928 kidney transplants, 1014 liver and 172 heart transplants were performed.

In contrast, there was a 21.8% decrease in the number of lung transplants performed as well as pancreas transplantation.

Waiting list still is large

Even with the increase in the number of donors the rank by the extensive continuous transplant. Currently 41,122 patients are in this condition. The highest demand is for kidney transplantation with 26,507 people in the waiting queue. Second is the corneal transplant, with 11,413.


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