Record number of transplants in 2017

There was a record number of organ donors and transplants in 2017 when there were 311 transplants from 150 donors.

This was an increase on the previous record of 127 organ donors in 2016 and 294 transplants in 2013.

A total of 192 kidney transplants were carried out at the National Renal Transplant Service, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin  – 141 deceased donor kidney transplants and 51 Living Kidney Donor Transplants.

There were 62 liver transplants and five pancreas transplants performed at the National Liver Transplant Service, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.

Thee were 36 lung transplants and 16 heart transplants performed at the National Heart and Lung Transplant Service at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Living kidney donor transplants increased from 33 in 2015 to 51 last year, up nearly 50% in the space of two years.