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How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

MADRID: Juan Benito Druet has just learned that his life may be about to change. In the next few hours he will receive a healthy kidney thanks to a pioneering system that has made Spain the world leader in organ transplants for the past 25 years. "We don't know what will happen. but you have to take a chance," said Druet, 63, a reserved and moustachioed boilermaker, as he lays in his bed at Madrid's La Paz hospital. Hospital staff try to reassure him by telling him organ transplants are carried out every day in…