Cleveland Clinic performed a record 897 organ transplants in 2019

Surgeons at Cleveland Clinic performed a record number of organ transplants across its hospitals in 2019.

The health system completed 897 transplants last year, marking a 3 percent increase from 2018.

Surgeons also performed Cleveland Clinic's first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for a liver transplant in 2019.

Nationwide, 39,718 organ transplants were performed last year, nearly 7,400 of which involved living donor transplants, according to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing.

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