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there have been a total of 23 donations, mainly at the Puerta del Mar Hospital in Cádiz, which is a reference point in the matter, having carried out 35 kidney transplants, two of which were from live donors.
While Spain is recognized as a European leader in organ donations, Andalucía tops that list within the country. The index of donations here is 33.2 per million of population, double that of the average in the EU (18 per million), above that of the USA (26) and close to that of Spain as a whole (32).
These excellent results were achieved, according to Luis Vallejo, thanks to the fact that awareness and approval of donations has reached index points of 78%, just slightly under last year's figure. This means that the campaigns that achieved these levels will continue, with the support of the Coordinación Autonómica de Trasplantes, patients' associations and the public in general.
(See Living and Dying in Southern Spain)