Project of Natural Science: Transplants in Spain

Authors: Carmen, Irina, Isabel, Hugo and Aleix.


In this report we are going to study transplants in Spain.

We will study the most common transplants in this country and people's opinion of live and/ or deceased donors.

Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the person's own body, to replace the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative medicine is allowing scientists and engineers to create organs to be re-grown from the person's own cells (stem cells, or cells extracted from the failing organs).

Organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person's body are called autografts. Transplants that are recently performed between two subjects of the same species are called allografts. Allografts can either be from a living or cadaveric source.

Live transplants:

Live organ donation dates back to 1954, when a kidney from one twin was successfully transplanted into his identical brother. Today, the number of living organ donors is more than 6,000 per year. And one in four of these donors isn’t biologically related to the recipient.

Death transplants:

Brain Death and Organ Donation

Most deceased organ donors are brain dead. They have suffered complete and irreversible loss of all brain function and are clinically and legally dead. Mechanical ventilation and medications keeps their heart beating and blood flowing to their organs.

Types of transplants:

There are a lot of types of transplants in Spain:

Heart transplant:

The Spain transplant team reviews every case to understand the complexities of each person's how disease  and how we can best help. In addition to being leaders in the medical and surgical treatment of heart failure, UPMC has one of the longest standing ventricular assist device therapy programs in the country.

The number of heart transplants in Spain is about 6.528.

Intestinal transplants:

For people with intestinal disorders,UPMC'S Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC) offers:

1)Medical and surgical for intestinal failure.

2)Intestinal rehabilitation services.

3)Intestinal transplantation.

Kidney transplant:

Patients who have end-stage kidney disease, complications from diabetes, or both may the referred to UPMC's Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Program for evaluation or surgery. This program offers traditional transplantation of the kidney donated from a deceased donor as well as living-donor surgery.

The number of kidney transplants in Spain is about 96.645.

Liver transplants:

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The number of liver transplants in Spain is about of 5.000  to 10.000.


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Our conclusions


The donors are augmenting in number very fast, and donors are people that want to be good persons helping each other and that makes up the world.If you have a problem you can count with the donors that can help you.Also donors are people that donate their organs to save people.

They are very good persons!

Donors can save lives of other persons.

When you are dead you can also be a donor to help more people because you are not going to use they more.

There are some persons that they do not want to donate organs when they have died and we think that they are greedy.

We recommend you that you become a donor.

You can donate organs that are duplicated.

Group's opinion:

When you are death is good donating organs because when you are death you are not going your organs and you can donate to other persons that need it.