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Aug 10, 2017

Hungary's healthcare system performed more than 400 organ transplants in 2016

There were 4,006 lives saved through transplants in Hungary between 2007 to 2016

Hungary's healthcare system performed more than 400 organ transplants in 2016, the National Blood Transfusion Service (OVSZ) has revealed.

According to Magyar Nemzet, there were 358 organs received from Hungarian donors and 113 arriving through the international organization Eurotransplant during the same year.

According to the newspaper, there were 4,006 lives saved through transplants in Hungary between 2007 to 2016.

The report said the average waiting time for kidneys and pancreas was three years in 2016. Patients had to wait about a year and three months for a heart transplant and less than a year for a liver transplant.

In 2016, the average age of donors was 50.1 years. In the 61-70 age group there was an 8 percent increase compared to the previous year, and in parallel with the number of donors of 31-40 years of age.