The demand for donor organs far outstrips the supply because data is not shared, not all hospitals are equipped to do transplants and the National Health Act is inadequate
This is the first facility of its kind in the Western Cape and only the third such facility in South Africa
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One organ donor can save seven lives and improve the quality of life for 50 more people.
A procedure new to SA has allowed a young mother to give part of her liver to save her son.
Organ donations are rare in SA: donors and the specialists needed to do transplants are few. But awareness increases as more lives are being saved.
Transplantees have gathered in Durban to compete against each other and raise donor awareness.
With organ donations in SA dipping as low as two per million people many don’t live long enough to find a suitable match, writes Faranaaz Parker.
Spain leads the world in organ transplants, but its success in the operating theatre is matched by its holistic approach outside.