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Medical News & Perspectives
July 7, 1999

Spain Leads World in Organ Donation and Transplantation

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JAMA. 1999;282(1):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.282.1.17-JMN0707-4-1

Barcelona—Blanca Miranda, head of the National Transplant Organization (ONT), announced recently that the organ donation rate in Spain reached 31.5 donors per million in 1998, an 8% increase over 1997. Miranda said the next goal is to achieve 33 donors per million in 2000, along with a 15% increase in the rate of donations within the next 3 years.

The ONT was founded as a Ministry of Health–based group about 10 years ago by Rafael Matesanz, MD, who is currently general director of Spain's National Health Service and president of the Transplantation Commission of the European Council.