A report has revealed that more than 70 patients had a kidney transplant at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth last year.
Figures published in NHS Blood and Transplant’s Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2012/13 showed that 78 patients at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust had the operation.
The total number of kidney transplants in the UK increased by seven per cent in 2012/13, translating to a total of 2,998.
QA Hospital accounted for 2.6 per cent of kidney transplant operations nationally.
Sam Dutta, consultant transplant surgeon at QA said: ‘We’re delighted by the number of lives we have saved through a kidney transplant at our hospital last year.
‘Centres such as ours are only able to perform live-saving transplant operations if people are willing to be donors.’
The Portsmouth and Wessex renal transplant centre performed 27 living kidney transplants.
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