Improved tissue donation in 2020 even during coronavirus pandemic

More people receive urgently needed transplants from tissue donation: For 2020, the German Society for Tissue Transplantation (DGFG) again reports an increase in activity with 2,816 tissue donations (2019: 2,764) and 6,364 tissue transplants provided to patients (2019: 5,585). Considering the challenges caused by the Corona pandemic, this is an unexpected result especially as the first lockdown in Germany during spring 2020 temporarily decreased the donation and transplantation of tissue.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft