The number of organ transplants in Lazio in 2006 increased by 25 per cent compared to 2005 figures. Last year doctors in the region carried out a total of 298 transplants (up from 239 the previous year) including 163 kidney transplants (a 31 per cent increase from 2005), 26 heart transplants (a 30 per cent increase) and 103 liver transplants (a 25 per cent increase).