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Living donors list now tops 3,000

Published 22/12/2009

The number of people approved as living organ donors has topped 3,000, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced. Since 2006 there have been 2,978 kidney approvals, 81 liver approvals and two for lung transplants.

Shirley Harrison, chair of the HTA, said: “This is heartening news at a time traditionally associated with giving and goodwill.

The number of living donors is rising all the time. Now, one in three of all kidney transplants come from living people.”

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