In Germany, around 9,500 people are on the waiting list for a donor organ. Most of them are waiting for a kidney transplant; some are even waiting for several organs. While about 5,000 people were added to the waiting list in 2018, according to Organspende, there were only 955 donors nationwide. This adds up to 11.5 organ donations per one million inhabitants. Although the number of donors increased by 20% compared to 2017, 901 people on the waiting list died within the year.
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