IKEM transplanted 542 organs

Published: 01.02.2022 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) performed a total of 542 organ transplants in 2021.

Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, surgeons from the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) performed a total of 542 organ transplants in 2021, surpassing the previous high of 2019. The surgeons took organs from 169 deceased donors in the IKEM transplant region and several dozen more from other centres in the country.

They transplanted 306 kidneys, 143 livers, 41 hearts, 39 pancreases, 10 islets of Langerhans and three small intestines. IKEM performed 66.2% of all transplants in the country, an increase of 9% in the last four years.

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