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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

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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...

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