Over the past year 1,543 patients on the waiting list received organ transplants from deceased donors and 246 from living donors, which is a 40 percent increase compared to 2020. In addition, 1,392 corneal transplants were performed, which coincided with organ transplants. that gives a total of 3,181 for the year ended.
For further information, in 2021, 1,164 kidney transplants, 418 liver, 107 heart, 36 renopancreas, 35 lung, 16 hepatorenal, 5 cardiorenal, 3 pancreatic, 2 hepatointestinal, 2 cardiopulmonary and 1 intestinal transplants were performed, as well as 1,392 corneal transplants. Of the total number of transplants, 203 were children (under 18 years).
This transplant was made possible thanks to the completion of 1,004 donation processes, 629 organ donation processes and 375 corneas, which were carried out across the national territory: Buenos Aires (302), Misiones (98), Mendoza (96), Santa Fe (88), Córdoba (75) , Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (68), Corrientes (53), Entre Ríos (41), Tucumán (39), Neuquén (23), Jujuy (23), Santiago del Estero (20), Salta (18 ), Río Negro ( 16), San Juan (8), Tierra del Fuego (7), Chaco (6), La Rioja (5), Formosa (5), Chubut (4), La Pampa (4), San Luis (2), Catamarca (2) and Santa Cruz (1).
The President of INCUCAI, Carlos Soratti, said that “in these difficult years the decision of the Ministry of Health of the Nation through INCUCAI is to support donation activities to continue to offer transplant opportunities to people on waiting lists. This goal was achieved thanks to the work and efforts of health systems across the country. That is why our horizon is to move forward in addressing the level of transplant optimization before the pandemic”.
In this regard, the president of INCUCAI highlighted cooperation with various regions of the country to promote the hospital procurement model, in order to increase the capacity to produce organs and tissues for transplantation. “In the last months of the year the activities were similar to the last months of 2019, the year in which historical records of donor and transplantation were achieved,” he said, adding that even in the context of the pandemic, 2021 was “the third year with the most organ transplants from donors already died in the history of our country”.
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