Organ Donation in Quebec - More than 500 people received a transplant in 2013 and the number of patients on the waiting list for a transplantation decreased by 15%, marking the first decrease in eight (8) years

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In 2013, some 503 people benefitted from a transplantation thanks to 165 deceased donors in Quebec and their families, a significant increase of 45 donors compared to 2012. The number of people on the waiting list decreased by 15% from 1,250 people at the end of 2012 to 1,047 on December 31, 2013, thus matching the number of people on the list eight years ago.

SOURCE: Transplant Québec

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Brigitte Junius
Transplant Québec
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