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Organ donations drop in Vorarlberg

The number of organ donations in the state of Vorarlberg dropped again in 2013, with only six organs donated in the region.

In 2012 the figure had been eight and in 2011 twelve, marking a three year downward trend in organ donation. However, this year hospitals could expect to see an increase in this figure as already in 2014 organs from five dead bodies of people in Vorarlberg have been taken for use in another body.

Head of Nephrology at the State Hospital Feldkirch Karl Lhotta says this number is very pleasing and he hopes to see as many as ten donors by the end of the year, adding that kidney and liver donors are needed most.

The most organs someone can donate at the moment is six: two kidneys, two lungs, the liver and the heart.

The waiting list for kidney transplants in the state is long with up to 50 people currently hoping out for a new organ. "It can take up to four years," says Lhotta.

On average one or two kidneys are donated by someone who is still alive, usually by a relative of a patient in need of a replacement organ, the doctor said.

Around 30,000 Austrians are currently registered on an organ donation database.

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