How many heart transplants were performed every year around the world?
3,500 heart transplants
According to a television interview with a German specialist, Reiner Korfe, there are 3,500 heart transplants performed every year around the world (The Heart-Makers: The Future of Transplant Medicine, 2007). However, this number is unverifiable since the Global Alliance of Transplantation has failed to gather global statistics on heart transplants. The numbers were taken from the major countries, where most of the organ donations were registered. In the United States, an average of 8 heart transplants were performed each year.