Demand for organ transplantation is increasing all over the world, but there are not enough organs available to meet the need. This shortage of organs is now the limiting factor in treating many patients with chronic organ failure and has led to high numbers of patients on waiting lists.

In 2021, 36 000 patients received a transplant and 41 000 new patients are registered on waiting lists. That’s nearly five new patients added to a transplant waiting list every hour.

Thousands of patients on waiting lists. A chronic shortage of organs, tissues and cells. The result: in 2021, an average of 20 patients died every day while waiting for an organ transplant in Europe.

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