Hospitals are winning hearts and other organs, but more are needed
New procedures mean the Wits Transplant Unit has increased donations from 25% to 73% in the last 18 months
Transplant coordinators in Johannesburg have successfully increased donor numbers after revising the way they communicate with families and medical staff after a potential donor has died.
A SA Medical Journal article, published by members of the Wits Transplant Unit team from the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, shows an increase in donations to the organisation from 25% to 73% in the last 18 months.
They created a handbook for other donation centres to use in the hope of increasing the organ pool so patients in need could receive life-saving transplants...