The National Transplant Organization is 30 years old and doing its job better than ever. Its director, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, tells us how the institution continues to work so that the patient who needs it is transplanted on time and with the best guarantees. But she warns that if we want to keep Spain at a level of excellence, it is unavoidable to favour research.
Researchers from Spain have analysed the prevalence of leishmaniasis among the population of organ transplant recipients. The findings of this study, published in the journal ‘PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease’, confirm that the risk of developing visceral leishmaniasis ‑the most severe form of the disease which can pose life-threatening complications‑ is more than one hundred times greater in transplant patients living in areas of disease outbreak.