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2019 sees record 453 organ transplantations

Published : 14 Jan 2020, 02:30

Updated : 14 Jan 2020, 09:41

  DF Report

Photo Mika Lappalainen/Boy Hulden/ City of Helsinki.

A total of 453 organ transplantations took place in the country last year, reported the national broadcaster Yle, quoting the Finnish Kidney and Liver Association.

The number of organ transplantations exceeded the previous record made in 2016 by more than 50.

The organs donated last year saved lives of 450 people, while 570 more people are on the queue for their turn.

The most common transplanted organ was kidney, numbering 293, followed by liver (64), heart (30), and lung (27).

There were 39 pancreatic transplants, too, which were mostly carried out in combination with kidney transplants, said the Yle report.

A total of 141 donors donated organs in the country last year.

One donor can save the lives of up to six people, said the report, quoting the Kidney and Liver Association.

The organ transplantation operations took place at the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HYKS) using organs collected at central hospitals across the country.