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1 What is organ donation?
Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone who needs a transplant. The generosity of donors and their families enables nearly 3,000 people in the UK every year to take on a new lease of life.
2 When were the first organ transplants?
The first successful kidney transplant was in 1954. The first heart transplant took place in 1967.
3 What organs can be transplanted?
Kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, pancreas and the small bowel can all be transplanted.
Techniques are improving all the time and we may soon be able to transplant other parts of the body to help even more people.
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In Wales, like the rest of the UK, most organ donations come from heartbeating donors.
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