Number of Scots heart transplant ops on the rise

THE number of heart transplants carried out on patients in Scotland tripled last year.

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There were 24 in 2013, up from eight in 2012, the Scottish Government said.

Public Health Minister Michael Matheson said: "Our work on organ donation and transplantation continues to go from strength to strength, and so it's great to see record levels of people receiving the life-saving transplant they desperately need.

"Of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity of those who have donated their organs."

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