IZMIR RANKS FIRST WITH 79 THOUSAND 651 ORGAN DONATIONS

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IZMIR RANKS FIRST WITH 79 THOUSAND 651 ORGAN DONATIONS

Izmir Provincial Health Directorate Deputy Head of Health Services Doctor has announced that the number of organ donations in the city has reached 79,651. Stating that Izmir is the province with the most donations in Turkey, Dr. “The city has been leading for many years. We always have to keep this awareness alive,” he said.

Deputy Head of Health Services of the Provincial Directorate of Health, Dr. he underlined that there needs to be a renewed awareness about organ donation in Turkey, which is decreasing due to the pandemic.

Explaining the current number of organ donations in Izmir as of April 2022, said, “Izmir is the most donated city in Turkey. It has been leading for many years. Our current figures have reached 79,651, but awareness of organ donation is a very dynamic process. Unfortunately, as soon as we withdraw, the numbers are stretched. We always have to keep this awareness alive,” he said.

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NUMBERS HAVE DROPPED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

Stating that an average of 15 thousand donations are made annually in the city, Dr. stated that:

Unfortunately, this number has fallen due to the pandemic. Our priorities in our health care system have changed and we have had to Decommission our social organizations. With the process of the pandemic, we are now trying to draw attention to this issue by doing activities related to Turkey organ donation again. This is a very important injury.

Deputy Head of Health Services of the Provincial Directorate of Health, Dr. said:

Thousands of people are unfortunately on organ donation waiting lists. The detection of donors is a rather difficult process. Unfortunately, the people who can hold on to life by organ transplantation in Turkey are being lost. So we are starting our activities and social organizations again.

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OVER 25 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE ON THE WAITING LIST

Reminding that more than 25 thousand people are on organ donation waiting lists in Turkey, Dr. used the following expressions:

Organ donation is made from both brain-dead donors and living beings. In our country, live transplants are very high. More than 80 percent of living things are transplanted.

We are incapable of organ transplants that occur after brain death. Organ transplants after brain death occur only in cases where they are treated in a hospital and lose their lives. The families of the people who died of brain death under medical supervision and the coordinators at our hospitals are being interviewed. When such a process occurs, a donor is created by contacting and transferring the situation, obtaining their consent.

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CORNEAS GIVE LIGHT TO EYES THAT DON’T SEE

Corneal transplantation in Turkey is a fairly wide range of our services, but even we have difficulty with it. The corneas give light to the eyes that don’t see it. It is transplanted without causing any harm, without disturbing the integrity of the eye tissue. Our cornea transplantation procurement team performs operations by obtaining approval for this issue.

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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.

Awards:

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.

Certificates:

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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