Alicante is leading the way in kidney transplants

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© Diego Delso.
General Hospital of Alicante

THE General Hospital of Alicante carried out over 50 per cent more kidney transplants in 2015 compared to the previous year.

The hospital carried out 103 kidney transplants. Eleven of these were from a living donor, an increase of 37.5 per cent compared to 2014. 

It is the first time the hospital has surpassed 100 kidney transplants and is the first hospital to do so in the Valencia Region. The average time waiting for a kidney is seven months, while in the rest of the country the average wait is almost two years. 

Now in the region, there are 105 patients currently on the waiting list. At the end of 2014, there were 135 patients waiting. This fall in patients has been made thanks to the increase in people willing to be donors.

The General Hospital also saw a rise in liver transplants carried out, an increase of 27 per cent compared to 2014. Currently in Alicante there are seven patients awaiting new livers.

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