Which countries have the highest organ donation rates?

The demand for donor organs is far greater than the supply

Stars Insider

17/06/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Medical science

Spain has once again been named as the nation with the highest rates of organ donors. The United States is ranked second. Successful organ transplant operations date back to the early 1950s, though experiments with this groundbreaking medical procedure were taking place in the late 19th century.

Removing an organ from one person and transplanting it into another is one of the most delicate and complicated tasks a surgeon can undertake. But every day, numerous people struck with illness die waiting for a new heart, liver, kidney, or other vital organ necessary for their survival. And while some countries can be proud of their organ donation rate, the overall demand for donor organs is far greater than the supply.

Click through and find out the top 10 organ donating countries and learn more about the pioneering individuals who have helped give new life to others.

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