Hospitals in the Czech Republic perform about 600 organ transplants a year, according to data from the Czech Transplant Society and the IKEM transplant centre in Prague.

Figures from 2009 suggest that there were 7.6 heart transplants and 32.6 kidney transplants from dead donors per million people in the country.

This is higher than Germany, where there were 4.4 heart transplants and 26.5 kidney transplants from dead donors per million people.

The number of kidney transplants from live donors in Czech Republic, however, is relatively low. In Western Europe they make up to 40% of all kidney implants, but only account for 8% in the Czech Republic.

The data reveals that 800 people in the country are waiting for a transplant, 560 for a kidney.