US ups the ante on organ transplants

Organ transplants in the US reached a new record high in 2016 for the fourth consecutive year, according to preliminary data.

There were 33,606 transplants reported, representing an 8.5% increase over the 2015 total and an increase of 19.8% since 2012, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which manages the US organ transplant system.

The figures are in stark contrast to Australia where donation rates remain