Logroño, (EFE).- It is likely that in 2023 the 50 organ and tissue donors per million inhabitants and 5,500 annual transplants in Spain will be exceeded, a challenge and short-term objective, after the results of 2022, he told EFE the director of the National Transplant Organization (ONT), Beatriz Domínguez-Gil.
In 2022, “the rate registered in the record year in this area, which was 2019, was almost reached, and I am also convinced that in 2023 we will grow even more in quality”, she explained after participating, in La Rioja, at the meeting of the Transplant Group of the Spanish Society of Emergency and Emergency Medicine.
According to data from the ONT, 2022 concluded with an activity of 2,196 organ and tissue donors in Spain, which translated into a rate of 46.3 per million inhabitants and more than 5,300 transplants were performed, which exceeds 110 procedures per million inhabitants, has reported.
“These figures far exceed what has been achieved by any country around us and in the world,” Domínguez-Gil specified.
In addition, these 46.3 donors per million inhabitants are 4 times the rate of a country like Germany, which has a rate of 11 per million, but also 2 times the average rate in the EU, with around 19-20 donors per million, has contextualized.
“Therefore, the situation in Spain is absolutely privileged” in terms of organ donation and transplantation, which is due “to the model of the Spanish health system, to the solidarity of the Spanish population and to the Spanish model of donation and transplantation, which is of organizational management and with high complexity in deceased people”, he said.
The numbers, he specified, “also continue to be important for the ONT because the volume of the waiting list is important”, since “it continues to grow as something inherent to the aging of the population and the burden of associated pathologies”. EFE