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100,000 organ transplants have been done in Iran over the years

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

A Health Ministry official announced last week that about 100,000 organ transplants have been done in Iran since transplant operation began in the country.

Dr. Hassan Emami Razavi, the deputy health minister, said currently there are 33 centers for kidney transplant, eight centers for heart, two centers for lung, six centers for liver, one center for pancreas, and five centers for bone marrow.

Razavi also said Iran ranks 42 in the world in donating organs.

He said over the last 12 years the country has witnessed a rise in organ donation.

In the calendar year 1390 (which ended on March 19) there were 428 instances of organ donations, he added.

Photos: Iran's Kidney "ebay"

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