70% increase in organ transplants

There was a 70 per cent increase in organ transplants in Ireland last year, with 248 such operations taking place.

24th March, 2012

There was a 70 per cent increase in organ transplants in Ireland last year, with 248 such operations taking place. There was an unexplained dip in 2010, when only 151 operations were carried out, which caused concern to the medical community.

"We don't know why there was a dip in 2010," said Mark Murphy, chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association. "It's an anomaly that we may never fully understand, but it is of huge concern. It's the biggest...

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