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As part of the International Transplant Network Project, 71 journalists from 31 countries came to Turkey for a workshop organized to raise public awareness about organ donation and transplantation

As part of the International Transplant Network (ITN) project, 71 journalists from 31 countries came to Turkey for the Media workshop on organ Donation and Transplantation, which was organized to raise awareness about organ transplantation and donation.

With the support of the Istanbul Development Agency, under the leadership of the Turkish Organ Transplant Foundation (TONV), the University of Health Sciences, the Association of organ transplant coordinators, within the framework of the ITN project, 71 journalists from 31 countries, including Chad, Uganda, Albania, Armenia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana, Bulgaria and Moldova, participated in the workshop, which will end tomorrow at a hotel in Antalya.

On the first day of the program, foreign journalists received information from representatives of the foundation about organ transplantation practices in Turkey and projects aimed at increasing donation rates.

Within the scope of the workshop, presentations will be made by foundation members, academics and journalists with their views on field experiences and media analysis for organ transplantation and donation.

In the workshop, tomorrow, doctors and organ transplant coordinators who are involved in the organ transplant process, as well as people who have been transplanted or donated, will participate. Here, those who get a second chance to live with a transplant, as well as families who donate organs after their loved ones lose their lives, will express their feelings.


Turkey Medicals to AA correspondent in a statement, INT Project on organ transplantation 71 countries united by stating, “This communication network between countries, organ transplantation services are very important in terms of development.” said.

As part of the project, developing and underdeveloped countries have identified their needs for organ donation and transplantation, Turkey Medicals said that they cooperate with countries on infrastructure, training of qualified personnel.

Announcing the work carried out in this area, emphasizing that the media plays an important role in raising social awareness about organ transplantation and donation, was said:

“Especially in order to raise public awareness and encourage organ donation, members of the media have very important tasks. Through foreign journalists participating in the media workshop, we aim to contact the authorities and raise public awareness about the development of organ donation and transplantation in the countries in which we cooperate.”

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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